Over the years, the trend for expecting mothers to opt to deliver their babies in the comfort of their own home has grown. Many states, including North Carolina, require in-home midwives to be registered nurses and undergo state certification to practice in-home birth. While proponents of in-home birth have legitimate reasons to tout their cause, real dangers exist, such as birth injuries, for those who choose this option under the supervision of unlicensed individuals. Such is the case, for a North Carolina family whose medical providers' negligence led to the wrongful death of their child during birth.
Despite the objections of officials that called him a danger to the community, a North Carolina man accused of causing a fatal motor vehicle accident will be granted bond while he waits for his trial. After being assured that the suspect would remain at his parents' North Carolina home, a judge set the man's bond at $50,000. The suspect's parents said they would make sure the man did not driver under their care and that he would appear at all scheduled hearings.
A 23-year-old North Carolina man accused of killing three people in a car crash is now on trial. The fatal accident occurred in 2009, when the suspect collided with another vehicle as he traveled down a state highway. Two individuals in the second vehicle, a 45-year-old mother and her 2-year-old daughter, died in the crash. Also killed was a 13-year-old passenger in the suspect's car.
Police have arrested a man that they say is responsible for a deadly car crash in North Carolina. According to police reports, the fatal accident occurred as the 31-year-old suspect was allegedly speeding in his sport utility vehicle and drove through a red stop light. The suspect then allegedly struck a car on its side, causing both vehicles to slide across the intersection before stopping.
According the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services, a North Carolina hospital could lose its Medicare funding following the death of a schizophrenic patient who allegedly died after guards employed by the facility attempted to restrain him.
A North Carolina Superior Court judge has issued a gag order in a contentious lawsuit, preventing all involved parties from speaking about the case to the public or media. The wrongful death claim is centered on a former sheriff's deputy who stands accused of causing the death of her husband. The man died in the couple's swimming pool in 2005.
A North Carolina schoolteacher is dead after her vehicle was struck by a piece of metal that fell off another vehicle. Investigators with the North Carolina Highway patrol determined that the fatal accident occurred when a broken leaf spring fell from the undercarriage of a dump truck and broke through the woman's windshield and struck her, probably in the face or torso.
Getting a driver's license is a big step for many people. Parents often fear it and teenagers await the day in eager anticipation. While many have blamed teens for poor driving based on their lack of experience and tendency toward distracted driving, new research performed in part by the University of North Carolina shows that fatal crashes involving brand-new drivers are dropping.
In North Carolina as well as other states, an individual may be found guilty of wrongful death if it can be proved that his or her negligence resulted in the death of another person. In such cases, it may be possible to file for damages covering funeral expenses, medical fees, and the pain and suffering of the victim before death. In a recent wrongful death case, a mother sued her son's doctor because she believed he could have prevented his death.