In North Carolina, doctors are liable for a failure to provide high-quality healthcare. Patients and/or their family file medical malpractice claims after the failures. Select circumstances are classified as criminal offenses based on the intentions of the doctor. A local attorney provides clarity in a medical malpractice case.
Violating the Standard of Care
A violation of the standard of care indicates that poor quality healthcare was provided. The doctor must provide the same standard offered by physicians in their respective field. The same standard used to treat a specific condition is followed by all doctors in North Carolina. Federal laws enforce the standard and introduce penalties for medical failures.
How are Foreign Objects Left Behind?
Medical protocol requires a surgical staff to take an immediate inventory of all instruments and materials used. The staff must account for the items before the patient is closed up after the surgery. The practice …