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Feb 13, 2020

Young boy’s dextrose overdose leads to $13M settlement

  The family of a child who suffered a brain injury after he was given a massive overdose of dextrose during an intravenous treatment has confidentially settled a lawsuit against the infusion’s provider for just over $13 million, the family’s attorneys report.  David Kirby of Edwards Kirby in Raleigh said the child required at-home infusions […]

Oct 9, 2019

Conviction stands despite mid-trial overdose

  A trial judge who declined to conduct a competency hearing before proceeding with a criminal trial after the defendant overdosed on anti-anxiety medication midway through the trial did not commit a reversible error, a divided panel of the North Carolina Court of Appeals has ruled. A jury trial against Carolyn D. Sides on three […]

Jun 14, 2018

Studies show many counties with high opioid death rates haven’t yet taken legal action

A recent study on opioid overdose death rates in North Carolina shows that some of the areas with the highest needs in the state are still considering whether or not to take legal action against the industry some say is responsible for an epidemic. A comparison of a list published by the North Carolina Association […]

Jun 8, 2017

Bring on tomorrow

Some days it just doesn’t pay to get out of bed. May 31 might have been one of those days for Saul Alford, a 27-year-old Canton man who, if all reports coming from a Waynesville newspaper are even remotely true, had one hell of a hump day. According to a June 6 article in The […]

Jun 27, 2016

Authorities investigate possible drug OD death of NC inmate

TAYLORSVILLE, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina correctional officials said Sunday they have asked a sheriff’s department to investigate the death of an inmate, who may have suffered a drug overdose. Officials with the state Department of Public Safety said in a news release that a correctional captain found 31-year-old Justin Cauble unresponsive in his cell […]

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