North Carolina governor vetoes lawsuit liability bill which did not protect patients

The Greensboro News & Record (6/24, Binker) reported on its “Capital Beat” blog that North Carolina Gov. Bev Perdue vetoed a medical malpractice bill she said must be “revised to adequately protect those that are catastrophically injured.” Senate President Pro Tempore Phil Berger called the move “a severe blow.” Berger argued that “the legislature passed a strong bipartisan bill allowing patients to recover full medical expenses and lost wages, and up to $500,000 for additional ‘noneconomic damages’ including pain and suffering.” The measure also included protections for physicians and other medical staffers “from frivolous lawsuits that force them to perform unnecessary procedures and tests.” NC Advocates for Justice spokesman Dick Taylor praised Perdue’s decision.

From the AAJ News Brief for John Badal for Monday, June 27, 2011. Please watch the documentary “Hot Coffee” on HBO this month to see what is being done to take away your rights to be compensated when you are seriously injured. At the Liever, Hyman & Potter law firm we are dedicated to fighting for those injured in auto accidents, motorcycle accidents and truck accidents as well as those injured or killed by careless medical treatment, nursing home neglect and work accidents in the Reading, PA and Pottsville, PA areas in Berks County, PA and Schuylkill County , PA .

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