Poll Shows NC Public Opposes Cap on Medical Malpractice Damages

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63% Oppose Cap Proposed by Senate Bill 33 In Cases of Disfigurement, Loss of Limb

An honest survey show that North Carolinians oppose a one-size-fits-all cap on medical malpractice damages, says Dick Taylor of the NC Advocates for Justice.

An honest survey would show that North Carolinians oppose a one-size-fits-all cap on medical malpractice damages, says Dick Taylor of the NC Advocates for Justice.

A poll recently conducted by the Hart Research Associates informed respondents that the proposed limit of $250,000 on pain and suffering damages would apply to patients and families even in cases of disfigurement, mutilation, the loss of a limb, paralysis, or even death due to medical malpractice. Knowing this, voters oppose the cap by 63% to 37%.

According to Taylor, a recent Civitas survey left this important piece of information out of its question and asked a leading question instead.

The Hart Research Associates poll question and response is as follows:
This proposed limit of $250,000 on pain and suffering damages would apply to patients and families even in cases of disfigurement, mutilation, the loss of a limb, paralysis, or even death due to medical malpractice. Knowing this, would you strongly favor, somewhat favor, somewhat oppose, or strongly oppose placing this cap on awards in medical malpractice lawsuits?

Total Favor 37%
Total Oppose 63%

For more information, please contact Dick Taylor, NC Advocates for Justice, dick(at)ncaj(dot)com.

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