Understanding Healthcare Negligence: What North Carolina Residents Need to Know

July 9, 2024

The words “healthcare negligence” and “medical malpractice” can be intimidating- and for a good reason. Medical malpractice cases are among the most difficult personal injury cases. They require huge amounts of time, money, and effort. We understand this at Searson, Jones, Gottschalk & Cash and are here to guide you every step of the way through your unique case.

What is Healthcare Negligence?

Healthcare negligence happens when a medical provider fails to meet the required level of care which then causes harm or injury to a patient. This can include things like surgical errors, misdiagnoses, birth injuries, medication mistakes, and insufficient care in nursing homes.

Legal Landscape in North Carolina

If you are looking to make a medical malpractice claim in North Carolina, there are certain rules that must be taken into consideration. These rules were put in place as part of tort reform. These laws make it very difficult for injured patients and their families to seek justice and get fair compensation for the harms, losses, and injuries caused by medical negligence. While the medical industry and insurance companies lobby for tort reform rules to stop what they call “frivolous lawsuits,” these rules are actually designed to boost insurance profits for the medical and insurance industries and give special treatment to healthcare corporations and providers.

Why Seek Legal Assistance?

If you find yourself dealing with a healthcare malpractice or negligence claim, you will need to understand both sides- that is where we come into play.  We have an experienced team of healthcare negligence attorneys who are ready to take on whatever you need. They work closely with trusted medical experts and fight for fair compensation.

Common Types of Healthcare Negligence Cases We Handle:

Surgical Negligence

Anesthesia Errors

Birth Injuries

Nursing Home Negligence


Pharmaceutical Negligence

If you don’t see what you’re looking for on this list, please reach out to us and we will assist you.

Why Choose Us?

Our team draws from decades of combined trial experience to create innovative, practical solutions for complex and serious cases. Our trial experience is unmatched in Western North Carolina. There’s no “cookie-cutter” approach with us – each client can expect a personalized, skilled strategy formed specifically for their unique case.

Medical Malpractice Lawyers in North Carolina

If you or someone you care about has experienced healthcare negligence in North Carolina, it's important to seek legal advice as soon as possible. Our experienced team of NC attorneys are here to help you navigate the legal process and fight for the compensation you deserve. Reach out to learn about your rights and options.

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