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WKG Law Medical Malpractice

Medical Malpractice

Medical malpractice results in injury or death from the failure or lack of providing proper professional medical, dental, or other health care services by a health care provider. Bringing a medical malpractice claim in North Carolina is extremely challenging. Selecting a law firm like ours, with a depth of experience in successfully trying medical malpractice cases, is absolutely critical.

Technically speaking, under North Carolina state law, the defendant in a Medical Malpractice case cannot be held liable unless it’s proven that the care the defendant provided was not in accordance with the standards of practice among members of the same health care profession with similar training and experience. The Law Offices of William K. Goldfarb is not afraid to tackle difficult medical malpractice cases, and try them in court. We have a local and national network of expert witnesses who can provide credible and effective testimony on behalf of our clients.

In 2011, the North Carolina Legislature made severe changes to the medical malpractice laws in North Carolina. These changes give doctors and hospitals, and their insurance companies a huge break and significant advantages over injured patients. It’s now more difficult for the injured patient to bring claims, and even more difficult to get compensated for these claims. Unfortunately, the legislature has unfairly determined that an injured patient’s pain and suffering can amount to no more than $500,000.00 when negligently harmed by a medical provider. As a result of these legislative changes, this law firm can only accept medical malpractice cases involving catastrophic injury or death with extreme financial loss to the injured person which exceeds $1,000,000.00. Due to these legislative changes and the extreme cost of bringing a medical negligence case, this law firm can only bring cases where the potential recovery includes the $500,000 for the pain and suffering and an additional $500,000 for past and future medical treatment or loss of income. We would like to attempt to help others who are harmed, as we have in the past, however, these legislative changes have made it practically impossible to do so. Therefore, before calling this law firm about a potential medical malpractice case, please keep the above criteria in mind with regard to whether we would be able to help you or not.  If you do meet this criteria, please contact us today so we can determine if we can help you.


A Wilkes County resident was undergoing a routine procedure for reoccurring polyps in her bladder after suffering from cancer. During the surgery, a medical provider accidentally flushed her bladder with scolding hot liquid saline, which caused third degree burns inside of her bladder. As a result of the medical provider’s careless act, the woman was forced to endure excruciating pain and additional surgeries to remove her bladder completely, changing her life forever. Sadly, she will have to live with a urostomy bag for the rest of her life.


This case was settled prior to filing a lawsuit for a confidential amount.

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