North Carolina Medical Malpractice Attorneys
According to the National Institute of Health (NIH), approximately 200,000 people die every year due to preventable medical errors. Medical malpractice costs Americans billions of dollars every year, and it has a devastating impact on countless victims and their loved ones. There is no excuse for careless mistakes that cause so much suffering and heartache.
Many examples of medical malpractice involve truly shocking incompetence and a complete lack of professionalism, such as doctors performing delicate surgery while intoxicated, hospitals allowing surgical teams to remove the wrong body parts, and emergency rooms where patients suffering strokes are told to go home and take aspirin.
If you were seriously injured by medical malpractice, contact the experienced trial attorneys at Leventhal Puga Braley P.C. We’ve been helping victims of medical malpractice get the resources they need for over 40 years. We’ve won millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements for our clients.
Leventhal Puga Braley P.C. wants to help you get back to doing the things you enjoy as soon as possible, like visiting the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the NASCAR Hall of Fame, and the Morehead Planetarium and Science Center at the University of North Carolina.
Our law firm is recognized for providing our clients with outstanding service by Super Lawyers, and we received an AV Rating from Martindale-Hubble. Founding attorney Jim Leventhal is one of only 100 lawyers in the U.S. to be a member of The Inner Circle of Advocates, an invitation-only group of the best plaintiff lawyers in the country.
Call (877) 433-3906 to schedule an initial consultation at no charge.
When you require medical treatment, you should never have to worry about receiving inadequate care. Unfortunately, a lot of doctors and other caregivers fail to provide patients with an acceptable level of treatment.
Medical malpractice occurs when a doctor or other medical professional commits an act that fails to meet the standards required by their profession, and this causes a patient to be injured. The question to determine whether medical malpractice has occurred is: Would a reasonably qualified doctor or medical professional have behaved differently in the same situation?
Examples of medical malpractice include:
- Triage errors
- Performing the wrong surgery
- Leaving surgical equipment behind
- Failure to order necessary tests
- Providing nonstandard treatment
- Failure to consider a patient’s medical history
- Failure to sterilize surgical equipment
- Medication errors
- Failure to order a timely C-section
- Performing an unnecessary procedure
- Treating a patient while under the influence of drugs or alcohol
In North Carolina, the statute of limitations for filing a medical malpractice lawsuit is three years from when the patient discovers the injury, but this can be extended if the injury wasn’t initially apparent, such as when a surgeon leaves a medical instrument inside a patient.
Anyone licensed to provide medical services in North Carolina may be held liable for medical malpractice. Hospitals and other medical facilities may be held liable when they fail to provide the necessary training, guidelines, and oversight to prevent medical malpractice.
A lawsuit seeking damages for injuries may be filed against any of the following parties:
- Medical offices
- Emergency rooms
- Nursing homes
- Physician’s assistants
- Pharmaceutical companies
- Manufacturers and distributors of medical equipment
If you were injured due to medical malpractice, Leventhal Puga Braley P.C. will file a claim or lawsuit against anyone whose negligence makes them liable for your injuries.
In North Carolina, there is no limit on economic damages such as medical expenses. There is a cap on non-economic damages, but it may be waived if the defendant acted fraudulently, intentionally, recklessly, with malice, or with gross incompetence.
A North Carolina medical malpractice claim or lawsuit filed by Leventhal Puga Braley P.C. will include the following types of damages:
- Medical expenses
- In-home nursing care
- Reduced earning potential
- Emotional distress
- Pain and suffering
- Lost wages
- Wheelchairs and other medical devices
- Home alterations to increase mobility
- Wrongful death
Leventhal Puga Braley P.C. has dedicated our legal practice to helping those injured by the negligent or wrongful actions of others. Our North Carolina medical malpractice attorneys have taken on some of the most powerful interests in the nation, and we won’t back down from anybody.
Call us at (877) 433-3906 to learn more today.