My Not-So-Hero, Zero

October 17th, 2009 | Posted in Medical Negligence, Personal Injury, Personal Injury & Medical Malpractice, Tort Reform | Tagged , ,

There has been a lot of justifiable backlash over “zero tolerance” policies for weapons at schools. The tale of the cub scout proud of his pocket knife with fork and spoon has prompted many people to cry out “where is the common sense of these school officials?” My practice really isn’t geared to this type …Read More

I ran out of gas. I had a flat tire. I didn’t have enough money for cab fare. My tux didn’t come back from the cleaners. An old friend came in from out of town. Someone stole my car. An earthquake. A terrible flood. Locusts. IT WASN’T MY FAULT!

May 15th, 2009 | Posted in Law for Non-lawyers, Personal Injury, Personal Injury & Medical Malpractice, Tort Reform

The North Carolina Legislature is set to debate a new bill to end contributory negligence and adopt the Uniform Apportionment of Tort Responsibility Act   This is a pretty big deal in North Carolina and will impact a lot of people in years and decades to come and its flying under the radar of most …Read More

You are the Brakes on a Runaway Jury

December 19th, 2008 | Posted in Medical Negligence, Personal Injury, Personal Injury & Medical Malpractice, Tort Reform

I wrote earlier about medical malpractice cases in North Carolina and why they are so difficult to start and win.  Briefly, there are special procedures in North Carolina to make sure that medical malpractice cases that are brought in the courts have merit.  Aside from those special restrictions, in every civil case in North Carolina, there are …Read More