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April 2014 Archives

North Carolina police officer killed by excavator truck

A veteran police officer was killed earlier this month when a North Carolina Department of Transportation excavator truck struck him. The officer, who was off-duty, was driving on North Carolina 111 near Tarboro when the truck allegedly crossed the center lane and into the officer's lane.

Department of Veterans Affairs pays for medical malpractice

The Department of Veterans Affairs has been busy in the state of North Carolina; busy making mistakes, that is. A recent report reveals that four VA facilities in North Carolina chose to settle 29 wrongful death cases during the decade after the 9/11 attacks. Investigative reports have painted a picture of systematic medical malpractice that includes failure to diagnose, along with a variety of other concerns, at several VA facilities.

Man may not get compensation after personal injury dog bite

Dog bites are not always the most news-worthy topics -- but a dog bite that cost the victim $60,000? That definitely calls for a second look. One North Carolina man said he has suffered serious personal injury because of a dog attack in his neighborhood, which left his left hand with permanent problems. Even though the man's medical costs are sky-high, the victim will not receive recompense; the owner of the dog has been deemed not liable for the animal's actions.

Parents file wrongful death suit against fraternity, school

A North Carolina family is mourning the death of a fraternity pledge who died during a hazing ritual in 2012. Now, family members of the 22-year-old victim who was rushing the Delta Sigma Phi chapter at High Point University have filed a wrongful death suit against the school, along with the fraternity, the university's director of security and a fraternity member. The wrongful death suit also includes allegations of assault and battery, along with negligence and civil conspiracy.

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