On Thursday, the News and Observer published an opinion piece by Dr. James Bryan and Burton Craige entitled Harmed in the Hospital. It begins: “In 1999, the Institute of Medicine reported that medical errors in American hospitals cause up to 98,000 deaths and more than 1 million injuries each year. In response to the institute’s
A bunch of the new laws passed by the North Carolina legislature earlier this year go into effect today. The News and Observer highlights a few, including the statute of repose law that helps consumers injured by defective products. The N&O also has a more complete list of laws going into effect here.
Burton Craige is quoted in this article on medical malpractice in today’s News and Observer. The issue of medical malpractice had not been a significant part of the debate over comprehensive health care reform, but the issue briefly came to the fore when it was mentioned by President Obama in his health care address to