There are two types of financial medical payment assistance provided by the federal and state governments. One is Medicare, which was enacted in 1965. Medicare is a federal agency that pays medical care for elderly (usually over the age of 65), the disabled and other limited classes of medical recipients. In contrast, Medicaid is usually a […]
How are Medicare and Medicaid Liens Treated in an Injury Case?
To review a possible medical malpractice case or nursing home injury or neglect case at Duncan Law we must have the injured person’s medical records reviewed by an expert witness. These are usually an expert nurse and/or a physician. For a medical expert to give a thorough review of your case it is important […]
If you or a loved one has been injured or severely neglected in a nursing home, the timeframe to seek damages against the facility and staff is limited by law in North Carolina to three years from the last act of malpractice. In other words, you must file a lawsuit prior to the three year […]
Expert witnesses play a vital role in the success of a case at trial. Typically, both the plaintiffs and the defendants will have expert witnesses that testify that either the standard of care was or was not violated. The outcome of a case may depend upon which expert witness the jury believes more. Therefore, having […]
What is the “standard of care” in a medical malpractice case in North Carolina? Many people have asked us this question at Duncan Law. In North Carolina to be successful in a medical malpractice action, you must prove to a jury or judge that the defendant healthcare provider deviated from or violated the standard of […]
Sepsis, or septicemia is a potentially fatal illness that occurs when the body reacts to infection that has spread throughout the body. Sepsis is most commonly seen in the elderly or in young children, but may occur at any age. Symptoms Symptoms of sepsis usually include, but aren’t limited to: fever, increased heart rate, decreased […]