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May 2018 Archives

Incorrect test results led to incorrect cancer diagnoses

Over two dozen patients at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center received incorrect pathology test results, according to the findings by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. These false results led to several patients being diagnosed with cancer that did not have cancer, and one patient who did have cancer being diagnosed as being cancer free.

What is a repetitive stress injury?

Repetitive stress injuries can cause serious harm and time away from work but injured workers may wonder exactly what the term refers to and what they can do about it if injured. Repetitive stress injuries include carpal tunnel syndrome, tendonitis and bursitis and can make it difficult for the sufferer to work.

North Carolina distracted driving law: does anybody care?

The U.S. has a patchwork of laws regarding distracted driving. Experts agree that using a cell phone (or any other electronic device) while driving is dangerous for the distracted motorist and everybody around them. But traffic law is mostly left up to state regulators and legislatures, and different states have taken different action against the distracted driving crisis.

The basics of qualifying for Social Security disability

Understanding the eligibility process for Social Security disability (SSD) benefits is important for many disabled individuals in North Carolina. SSD benefits are a vital resource for many disabled individuals and their families that can help with the daily financial needs of the disability sufferer. There are some important requirements to qualify for SSD benefits, so it is helpful to understand what those are.

Surgeon's BAC was three times legal limit in wrong-way crash

Most people think of surgeons as highly trained doctors dedicated to saving lives. But law enforcement officials say that a surgeon involved in a wrong-way collision on an interstate highway showed reckless disregard for safety when he had more than three times the legal amount of alcohol in his system. The doctor is fortunate that neither he nor anyone else was killed in the violent crash.

Protections for workers injured in a construction accident

Workers who have been injured in a construction accident can face uncertain prospects and an uncertain future. They may be facing medical bills that begin stacking up while they are unable to work to help support their families or pay the mounting medical bills. Unfortunately, construction workers are always at risk of a construction accident which can cause devasting injuries. Many construction workers are injured or killed on the job each year.

New research finds asbestos deaths are underreported

The Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO) recently announced new findings regarding asbestos-related deaths. According to ADAO, the number of asbestos-related deaths has more than doubled from the previous estimate, totaling more than 39,000 deaths in the U.S. annually. The asbestos problem is not going away. It is instead getting worse in the United States.

North Carolina mom talks about teen son in aftermath of car crash

Charlotte is about three hours southwest of Vance County. The sparsely populated rural area was the site of a violent crash that resulted in the death of a 16-year-old girl and critical injuries to a 17-year-old boy. The boy's mother said she has been told by doctors that her son is not expected to survive.

Hearing loss linked to higher risk of accidental injuries

It makes perfect sense that people who have trouble seeing well are more likely to experience accidental injuries than individuals with good eyesight. The results of a recent study show there is a similar connection to the likelihood of accidental injuries for people who have trouble hearing.

6 Social Security Disability Secrets

You probably have heard of Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) before. But unless you are living with a major disability or chronic illness, you might not know much about what SSDI is for or how it works.

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