North Carolina Caps Noneconomic Damage Awards in Some Medical Malpractice Cases

In his latest post to our law firm’s Northeast North Carolina Injuryboard blog site, my medical malpractice attorney colleague Jim Lewis upbraids lawmakers in the Tar Heel State for enacting legislation that caps pain and suffering awards for patients injured or killed by mistakes or errors in hospital emergency rooms. Jim notes – again –…

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Wrong-Site Surgeries Happen as Many as 40 Times a Day Despite Efforts to Reduce Surgical Errors

The Washington Post published a short list of “high-profile examples of wrong-site surgery” on June 20, 2011. Casting back to 2006, the newspaper found at least one egregious surgical error for each year, including removal of the healthy testicle from a cancer patient and three operations in a 2-month period at a single hospital in…

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