Posts tagged "North Carolina"

May 30, 2012
Prescription Drug Abuse Threatens Successful Telemedicine Program

I’ve written several times about the medical and criminal liabilities caused by unscrupulous doctors over-prescribing pain medication. States like Florida are lousy with what have become commonly referred to as “pill mills,” which often skirt the law and add to the epidemic of prescription drug abuse. Prescription drug overdoses now exceed the number of illegal […]

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Aug 8, 2011
North Carolina Med Mal Cap

Side Note: North Carolina will join the growing list of states that have caps on non-economic damages this October and we here at are thrilled. (As a refresher, non-economic damages cover things like pain and suffering and emotional distress.) The cap is set at $500,000. However, the cap will not remain in place if […]

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Apr 18, 2011
North Carolina's Attempts at Tort Reform

Side Note: North Carolina is attempting medical liability reform and the state is currently entertaining two different bills: one in the Senate and one in the House. The new North Carolina draft House bill aimed at med mal tort reform varies significantly from its Senate counter-part. First, the House bill would cap non-economic damages (eg, […]

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