While the media in North Carolina is focusing on a bill recently passed by the Senate that would cap non-economic damages in malpractice cases, a state legislator who happens to be a highly-compensated medical malpractice lawyer is quietly seeking to change the rules of evidence to let the jury see the highly prejudicial fact (and limits) of insurance coverage without the burden of press coverage letting doctors know that their situation is about to get a lot worse (h/t P.A. and W.O.). Meanwhile, trial lawyers say they plan to challenge the cap on constitutional grounds, demonstrating how reform measures have to get through three branches of government.
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