Malpractice http://wunc.org en Controversial Medical Malpractice Bill Passes http://wunc.org/post/controversial-medical-malpractice-bill-passes <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, serif; line-height: 15px; background-color: rgb(162, 191, 228);">Lawmakers have approved a controversial bill that would limit the amount of monetary damages for patients harmed by emergency room doctors' malpractice.</span><br style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, serif; line-height: 15px; background-color: rgb(162, 191, 228);"><br style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, serif; line-height: 15px; background-color: rgb(162, 191, 228);"><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, serif; line Fri, 10 Jun 2011 11:00:00 +0000 Jessica Jones 8683 at http://wunc.org Malpractice Bill Seeks to Protect ER Docs http://wunc.org/post/malpractice-bill-seeks-protect-er-docs <p></p><p></p> Fri, 04 Mar 2011 10:00:00 +0000 Rose Hoban 10096 at http://wunc.org Impact of Medical Malpractice Cap Unclear http://wunc.org/post/impact-medical-malpractice-cap-unclear <p></p><p></p><p></p><p>At least thirty states across the country have enacted some form of cap on the so-called pain and suffering damages available to victims of medical malpractice. Republicans in the General Assembly have repeatedly introduced similar legislation in North Carolina, but in the past have been stymied by Democrats. This year, another bill capping damages and changing the medical malpractice system is making its way through the legislature. And with Republicans in control it has a good chance of passing the General Assembly. Thu, 03 Mar 2011 10:00:00 +0000 Rose Hoban 10104 at http://wunc.org Impact of Medical Malpractice Cap Unclear Medical Malpractice Bill Passes Senate http://wunc.org/post/medical-malpractice-bill-passes-senate <p>A bill that would limit the amount of monetary damages for patients harmed by doctors has passed the State Senate. The measure would limit awards to $500,000. It would also make it more difficult to sue emergency room doctors.</p><p>Republican Senator Tom Apodaca of Hendersonville says the bill would help lower malpractice insurance premiums for doctors and therefore bring more physicians to the state. He told fellow lawmakers he's been working on the measure for years.</p> Thu, 03 Mar 2011 09:50:00 +0000 Jessica Jones 10105 at http://wunc.org