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The Role Of Expert Witnesses In Medical Malpractice Cases

2018-10-23T19:58:23+00:00

  Medical malpractice cases in North Carolina are governed by statute. North Carolina medical malpractice laws govern time limitations, places limits on certain damages while outlining requirements for the evidence required in medical malpractice suits.    Expert Review Required  North Carolina is more restrictive than many states when it comes to medical malpractice cases. Before a malpractice action can be filed against a physician or health care facility, the claimant must employ an expert to review the case. The expert must be familiar with the standard of care for physicians in the area of practice that is the subject of the lawsuit, and must sign a sworn [...]

2018-10-23T19:58:23+00:00

Standard of Care in North Carolina Medical Malpractice Cases

2018-08-28T21:17:16+00:00

If a health care professional makes a mistake and a patient is injured or killed, an action for medical malpractice may be brought against the person or entity responsible for the injury. In any medical malpractice case, you must prove that the doctor or hospital failed to exercise the proper standard of care in the treatments. What exactly is the standard of care, and how can you prove that a doctor’s actions fell below the accepted standard?  What is a Standard of Care?  The standard of care is what a reasonable health care professional would do in the given circumstances. If [...]

2018-08-28T21:17:16+00:00
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