The trial lawyers are running TV and radio ad campaign in their effort to defeat a bill that would cap jury malpractice awards for pain and suffering.
The North Carolina Advocates for Justice has been running one radio ad featuring Raleigh attorney Joe Knott, a Republican attorney.
“The legislature is in town and mischief is afoot,” Knott says. “The legislature is bout to make negligent medical care in the ER legal.”
A TV ad says a woman mistakenly had a double mastectomy because a doctor switched her biopsy slides.
The malpractice bill, which caps non economic damages at $250,000, is expected to be considered by the full Senate next week.