Medical Malpractice

When you or a loved one have been hurt or seriously mistreated, you may feel scared or uncertain about your future. You may feel overwhelmed and helpless. That is when you need a tough, reliable advocate in your corner. At the Law Offices of Stephen R. Paul, we understand what you are going through. We have helped injured victims and their families for decades.

We are not a referral service or a high-volume personal injury mill looking for a quick settlement. We give our clients the personal attention they and their family deserve. We are a small firm by choice, allowing us to concentrate fully on each client. When it is in our client’s best interest, we will attempt to resolve their claim through an out of court settlement. However, when insurance companies and corporate interests refuse to take responsibility for claims that should be paid, we will not hesitate to take the claim to trial.

The laws governing medical malpractice claims vary from state to state. In North Carolina, there has been a consistent and disturbing trend toward legislative implementation of laws that protect the interests of the health care providers, while restricting the rights of the patients who are victims of medical negligence. These laws deny justice to North Carolina citizens. When the negligent actions of a health care provider cause serious harm or death, just compensation should be paid to the victim of those actions.

Virtually all health care providers have insurance to cover them in situations when their negligent care results in serious injury or death. Unfortunately, the companies that insure these health care providers aggressively defend against patients’ claims for compensation. In North Carolina, these insurance companies have been highly successful in hiring powerful lobbyists and using other means to influence the State Legislature to pass the laws that unfairly favor the interests of hospitals, doctors, and other providers over the interests of negligently injured patients. Moreover, these laws have made it so expensive and difficult to file and pursue a medical negligence lawsuit that more and more attorneys are unwilling to take on such cases on behalf of injured patients.

At our law firm, we are well aware of the legal obstacles that face victims of medical negligence, but we believe the injured patient deserves a strong and capable advocate to level the playing field and bring about a just resolution of their claim. If you or a member of your family has suffered as a result of medical negligence, we are here to help.