Medical Malpractice Claim Issues

Medical Malpractice Claim Issues

Charlotte NC Medical Malpractice Lawyer

Motor vehicle accidents caused by reckless or distracted drivers are happening daily across our nation, causing innocent victims to suffer injuries or worse. According to a 2011 report, folks may actually be more at risk of suffering serious or fatal injuries at the hands of a negligent doctor rather than a negligent driver in North Carolina. According to a news report, more patients die from incidents of medical malpractice compared to the number of motorists who die in traffic accidents each year in our state.

Serious or fatal medical mistakes can forever change the lives of victims and their families. Victims could suffer permanent injuries and no longer have the capability of returning to work or living on their own. Families often suffer emotional pain, knowing that a loved one’s death or injuries could have been prevented. But families also suffer financial consequences, especially when the victim is a family’s primary wage-earner.

When considering the physical, emotional and financial effects a medical mistake can have on a  patient and their family, folks might assume that they of all people are entitled to receive compensation for their injuries, pain and medical expenses. Unfortunately, this is not always the case in North Carolina.

Last year, Senate Bill 33 took effect. This bill caps non-economic damages in medical malpractice cases, prohibiting damages for emotional pain and suffering from exceeding $500,000 for patients and their families. This bill also gives more protections to doctors rather than patients.

Current laws may make it difficult for victims to pursue medical negligence claims on their own. But with the help of an attorney who will aggressively protect the rights of patients and their families, medical malpractice victims may have a better chance of receiving the compensation they need and deserve.

Contact the Medical Malpractice Law Firm of Bice Law

If you believe you have suffered injury or harm due to medical malpractice, take the first step to protect your legal rights contact the personal injury firm of Bice Law.   We serve families across both North Carolina and South Carolina. You only have a limited time after your injury to file a claim, however, so you must act quickly.  Contact the personal injury firm of Bice Law today by calling (855) 5-BICE-LAW or submit an online request to get a free consultation with a medical malpractice attorney.  Results are how we measure success – we’ve built a strong reputation both in and out of the courtroom, and we’ll put our experience and expertise to work on your behalf.

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