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2011-03-23 14:44:00

RALEIGH, N.C., March 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Rep. Johnathan Rhyne, Republican Chairman of the NC House Select Committee on Tort Reform, today launched an assault on patients rights, adding provisions to favor insurance companies and drug manufacturers to a controversial Senate bill. As summarized by the NC Advocates for Justice, the House bill includes: 1.) Immunity for Negligent Drug Manufacturers: Drug companies could not be sued by those harmed by defective and dangerous drugs...

2011-02-21 12:34:00

RALEIGH, N.C., Feb. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Martin Brooks, an award-winning physician with a career spanning 50 years, today advised legislators that a proposed cap on damages for severely injured patients "will reduce the quality of medical care given to the people of North Carolina." Dr. Brooks, a member of the Board of Trustees of Southeastern Regional Medical Center in Lumberton, was awarded the state's highest honor, the Order of the Long Leaf Pine, in 2006. In a letter...


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'