Does North Carolina place a cap on personal injury damage awards for noneconomic losses? | Shapiro, Washburn & Sharp

State law limits recovery for noneconomic damages from medical malpractice injuries to $500,000. Judges and juries in civil trials are allowed to follow this guideline in other types of personal injury and wrongful death cases.

Noneconomic damages are losses that cannot be precisely calculated. They include pain, emotional distress and loss of companionship.