440,000 people die every year from preventable medical errors. That’s right, medical malpractice kills almost a half a million people a year. Want to know something else? In most states, including North Carolina, the doctors and hospitals can get away with it, no accountability. Recent changes to North Carolina Medical Malpractice Law has almost stopped all medical malpractice in this state. Hurdles like having to try the case twice, once on liability and once on damages has made them to expensive to pursue. Capping non-economic loss like pain and suffering and loss of enjoyment of life has so reduced the potential recovery that few cases are worth pursuing and because of the artificial caps, most insurance companies would rather go to trial and gamble than pay a claim they know they should pay. So, cases that I took several years ago I turn away now. In the past we would be reviewing twenty or thirty cases at any one time and have four to six we would actively be handling. Now I have one active and two or three we are looking at. Your legislators decided to pay back doctors, hospitals and insurance companies for all the money they gave in support of their political campaigns by protecting them from the harm they do to you. Wake up and require your legislators to be accountable to you not big business. It is amazing we use the same rules in civil court for everything from real estate cases, motor vehicle cases, divorce, legal malpractice, everything EXCEPT medical malpractice, med mal has its own special rules because the medical community pays the most money to the legislatures. Money buys you special treatment under the law. WAKE UP!!!!