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Shapiro, Lewis, Appleton & Duffan, P.C.

North Carolina Medical Malpractice Attorneys

James Lewis
Listed in the "Best Lawyers in America" publication for medical malpractice (since 2010)

If you or a loved one was seriously injured by the negligence of a surgeon, doctor, or medical staff you probably have questions and concerns. This page is meant as a resource for you and was developed by our team of experienced North Carolina medical malpractice injury attorneys:

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Frequently asked questions

Download our in-depth medical malpractice guides
Best Carolina Medical Malpractice Attorneys

(1) Top Ten Tips from an Experienced Medical Malpractice Lawyers 

(2) Surgeries Gone Wrong: The Top 5 Surgical Errors and How Not to Become a Victim

Sample of our case results

Types of Medical Malpractice

Surgical errors - This includes anesthesia mistakes, improper sterilization, technical errors, nerve damage, unnecessary surgery, surgery on the wrong part of the body, foreign objects left in the body, and organ puncture.

• Wrong diagnosis and misdiagnosis - This includes misread x-rays, misread test results, failure to order common diagnostic tests, and ignored or missed symptoms. Commonly missed diagnoses include heart attacks, cancer, hypertension, clogged arteries, and infections.

• Negligent care - This includes the improper use of restraints, the improper administration of medication or wrong medication, hospital abuse, or lack of sufficient staff.

• Birth injury - These incidents happen during the baby’s delivery or shortly afterward. These injuries due to hospital errors may involve cerebral palsy, Erb’s palsy, or brain damage. The mistake may be the obstetrician's, nurses' or other treater in the maternity ward, but the common feature of these claims is the permanent, catastrophic injury to the mother or baby.

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