Dental and medical malpractice are becoming an increasing reality within North Carolina. It is especially predominant outside the larger cities of Charlotte, Raleigh and Greensboro, specifically the smaller surrounding counties such as North Hampton, Tyrell, Edgecombe, and Anson. This is because practitioners commonly reside within large metropolitan centers, leaving smaller, less populated counties behind, lacking adequate services.
Medical malpractice can happen through medication errors, surgical mistakes, missed or wrong diagnosis, birth injuries, etc. The result of medical malpractice on patients is devastating, often resulting in pain, illness, or even death. JD.MD provides lawyers with thorough case evaluations and medical witness services, so your client can receive compensation for the damages incurred.
Within North Carolina, the majority of dental and medical malpractice cases are not the result of unforeseen accidents or complications but instead are the result of inadequate services. Since 2005, 11 counties within North Carolina have reported drastic shortages of health professionals, and 27 others reporting significant shortages in specific regions of their county. Those 11 counties with extreme doctor shortages are reporting a doctor to population ratio of 4.73 for every 10,000 individuals. Overall, North Carolina has just over 20,000 doctors for a population of over 9 million. As a result of low practitioner to population ratio, patients are receiving treatment from overworked or unqualified doctors. This alarming reality explains the high amount of dental and medical malpractice lawsuits that are filed in North Carolina each year. Medical malpractice suits can be difficult; finding a doctor to go against another doctor is hard. JD.MD specializes in providing medical and dental malpractice expert witnesses, to review and testify in your case.
- The North Carolina physician supply per 10,000 population has been below the national average for over 30 years
- 11 counties have an average of 4.73 physicians for every 10,000 patients
- Dentists have been below the National average for over 30 years
- 11 counties have an average of 1.62 dentists for every 10,000 patients
- Ranked 35th in overall health in the United States
- An estimated 29.6% of residents are considered obese
The Institute of Medicine has reported that 1.5 million people are injured each year due to medication mistakes. It is also estimated that 12,000 people die each year while receiving unnecessary surgery, and between 50,000 and 100,000 die each year due to preventable errors. In comparison to the amount of dental and medical malpractice instances in North Carolina, and in the United States in general, not many people decide to take legal action against their practitioners. JD.MD provides expert malpractice witness services and specializes in both medical and dental malpractice. We offer added assistance in your case and work to get your clients the compensation they deserve.
If you believe your client is a victim of medical malpractice or dental malpractice, contact JD.MD today at 1-800-225-5363 for an initial evaluation or an expert opinion.