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October 2012 Archives

Experts say cheerleaders face same dangers as other athletes

According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, the United States saw nearly 37,000 cheerleading-related emergency room visits in 2011, over four times the number of similar visits in 1980. Many experts say that cheerleading has increasingly become more athletically intense and should thus be regulated like other sports in order to improve safety for participants, which regularly face serious injury.

North Carolina doctor to pay $6 million for medical malpractice

Following the conclusion of a medical malpractice lawsuit, a former doctor must pay $6 million to the family of a patient who died due to complications from surgery. According to the lawsuit, the doctor left a surgical sponge in the patient's abdomen after performing surgery to remove cancerous tissue from her body.

Meningitis deaths linked to steroid injections

Data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that a rare form of fungal meningitis has afflicted 119 people in several states across the country, including North Carolina. While the CDC stresses that this type of meningitis is not contagious like its viral or bacterial counterparts, a total of 11 people have died due to the ailment. The CDC has linked the outbreak to a steroid injected into a patient's spine in order to treat lower back pain.

North Carolina mother sues sorority for wrongful death

A North Carolina woman has filed a lawsuit against the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, claiming that hazing by the group contributed to her daughter's death. The wrongful death claim argues that the car accident that killed the victim could have been prevented if not for the sleep deprivation and other negative effects inflicted on the victim and other new pledges by older sorority members as part of a hazing ritual.

Supreme Court to rule on North Carolina settlement

The U.S. Supreme Court has added a North Carolina medical malpractice case to its argument calendar, meaning it will consider a state law that allows North Carolina to collect a portion of the damages awarded to plaintiffs in malpractice cases. As such, the court's decision could have widespread effects on the way states handle such cases.

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