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Category: Medical Malpractice

How to Tell if You Are the Victim of Charlotte NC Medical Malpractice

Nov 30, 2018 by , Medical Malpractice

How to Tell if you're a Victim of Medical Malpractice

Medical malpractice is an all-too-common issue that affects thousands of people throughout the country every year. Even with today’s technology, training, resources, and education, mistakes are still made by doctors, surgeons, nurses and other medical professionals. Victims of Charlotte NC medical malpractice must keep detailed records of their medical treatment so that they can seek a second opinion and make it easier on their attorney to file a case against the medical professional who caused the problem. With more than 40 years of experience practicing law, the team at Moore, […]

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North Carolina Medical Malpractice Caps: Are They Constitutional?

Nov 20, 2017 by , Medical Malpractice

Medical Malpractice Attorney in Charlotte, North Carolina

In North Carolina, if you are a victim of medical negligence, you are limited to recovering only $533,409 (as of January 1, 2017) for what are called “non-economic” damages. In general terms, “economic” damages are those that are money-related such as lost wages, medical bills and out-of-pocket expenses like transportation and medications. Non-economic damages for medical malpractice cases in North Carolina can include items like: Physical pain and suffering; Emotional distress; Scarring; Inconvenience; Loss of limb; Loss of normal life; Loss of society; and Loss of consortium. See North Carolina […]

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Health Bill Proposes Limits to Medical Malpractice Awards; Implications for Victims of Medical Negligence in North Carolina

Charlotte NC Medical Malpractice Attorney

It is difficult to put a dollar amount on non-economic damages associated with medical negligence. How do you measure the suffering associated with permanent scarring, or losing a loved one? Noneconomic damages are intended to make the victim whole again, in addition to whatever medical costs they experienced due to the negligence (monetary damages). In some cases, punitive damages are also assigned in order to punish any particularly egregious behavior.   H.R. 125 However, if a new bill that is currently before the House of Representatives passes both the House […]

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Medical Malpractice Verdict in Cabarrus County

Feb 13, 2017 by , Firm News

Charlotte NC medical malpractice lawyer

On November 15, 2016 a jury of 12 citizens of Cabarrus County returned a verdict of $6.13 million in favor of the Estate of a Cabarrus County resident who suffered a fatal heart attack hours after being discharged from Carolinas Medical Center-Northeast. Fifty-three year-old Anthony Savino presented to the emergency department via ambulance for complaints of chest pain and numbness in his arms. Mr. Savino was subsequently discharged from the emergency department after initial testing, and suffered a fatal heart attack five hours later at his home. The presentation of […]

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Can a One-Page Checklist Ensure the Safety of Surgical Patients?

Since patient conditions differ in so many ways, surgical teams must make any number of on-the-spot decisions to help create the best possible outcome and save lives. Expecting a perfect outcome under these circumstances is not realistic. Still, across the U.S., a continuing high rate of preventable surgical errors occur each year. All too often, surgical patients call our Charlotte medical malpractice lawyers after succumbing to fully-preventable surgical errors. We believe that any type of checklist that helps prevent obvious errors is beneficial to patients and their medical providers. However, […]

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