NC Supreme Court Sets New Precedent for Medical Malpractice Liability for Specialized Nurses

Meg Cook

In a recent decision by the North Carolina Supreme Court, liability for nurses was modified, specifically in the instant case addressing Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) and specialized nurses, who “participate in the decision-making” with the supervising physician. Factual Background In Connette Ex. Rel. Gullatte v. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Hosp. Auth., the plaintiffs petitioned the North Carolina…

Product Liability Defense: Subsequent Alteration or Modification of Product

Meg Cook and Jennifer Milak

There are multiple defenses available in North Carolina for product liability claims.  One that defendants can consider involves instances of subsequent alteration or modification of the allegedly defective product by a party other than the manufacturer.  However, there are some important nuances to keep in mind related to this defense. First, this defense is not…

The Advantages of Retaining Coverage Counsel to Defend Insurance Agencies in Errors and Omissions Claims

William Bulfer and Meg Cook

Individuals and companies who provide a service for a fee, such as insurance agencies, carry errors and omissions insurance to protect against a negligence claim made by a client. While these claims are most often defended by professional liability attorneys, there are clear advantages to retaining a liability attorney who is also familiar with insurance…