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3-1Medical Mistakes: New Report Released on Misdiagnosis

When you visit the doctor or go to the hospital, you trust that you will receive the best care possible. You believe that the medical professionals have the experience and expertise to treat your condition and ensure that you are safe from further harm. Unfortunately, that is not always the case. Millions of Americans suffer serious harm due to medical mistakes.

In fact, medical mistakes are one of the leading causes of death in the U.S. About 795,000 people die or suffer a permanent disability each year because of medical mistakes. A new report from Johns Hopkins Medicine in Baltimore digs deeper into the role of misdiagnosis in the outcome of patients. The study provides more clarity into the types of diseases that are most likely going to result in a misdiagnosis.

Charlotte Personal Injury Attorney Matt Arnold answers the question: “What if the medical condition improves before the hearing?”

When you go to the doctor or enter the hospital you expect professional care to help you feel better. Unfortunately, physicians and other medical professionals make mistakes from time to time. While most mistakes are minor and do not cause serious harm, sometimes an error can result in a severe injury. A negligent doctor should be held accountable when they cause harm to a patient. Medical mistakes are among the top five causes of death in the United States. If you or a loved one was harmed due to a mistake made by a medical professional, you may be owed compensation for your injuries. An experienced personal injury attorney will help determine whether a mistake was made and help you receive compensation from the negligent party.

Charlotte Personal Injury Attorney Matthew R. Arnold of Arnold & Smith, PLLC answers the question “What exactly is a wrongful death claim?”


Dr. J.B. Perdue says “ambulance-chasing lawyers” are to blame for the first known settlement of a lawsuit ever made by North Carolina’s medical examiner system.

Body Bag Charlotte Injury Lawyer North Carolina Wrongful Death AttorneyThe lawsuit was filed after Dr. Perdue declared a living man dead.

Larry Green was found by emergency responders lying face down beside a road in Franklin County, North Carolina on January 24, 2005. Green had a noticeable head wound, and one paramedic could find no vital signs.

Dr. Perdue was summoned to the scene. After examining Green, Perdue ordered the man to be placed in a body bag and transported to a morgue. A paramedic suggested to Dr. Perdue that Green might be breathing, however Dr. Perdue dismissed this by saying that left-over air was merely escaping Green’s body.

According to court documents, some eight witnesses saw Green’s chest and abdomen move while on the scene. In addition, as Green was placed into the body bag, witnesses saw his right eyelid twitching. Dr. Perdue attributed this to a muscle spasm, saying it was “like a frog leg jumping in a frying pan.”

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