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Smith Moore Attorney Presents at NC Baptist Grand Rounds

Smith Moore Attorney Presents at NC Baptist Grand Rounds

March 28, 2008

Smith offers medical malpractice insight to hospital orthopedic practice

GREENSBORO – Smith Moore LLP attorney Clark Smith recently presented information on medical malpractice to members of the orthopedic practice group at North Carolina Baptist Hospital in Winston-Salem.  The presentation was given as part of NC Baptist's Grand Rounds continuing medical education series.

According to Smith, medical malpractice continues to be an issue for all medical providers, which affects the way medicine is practiced in the United States.  Smith indicates that in North Carolina, juries remain reliable and objective and reach the correct verdict in an overwhelming majority of cases, but healthcare practitioners remain on guard due to the frequency of malpractice cases.  "The grand rounds presentation provided a forum where physicians could gain confidence in the justice system that they will be fairly judged, be treated with respect and dignity and will have a reasonable opportunity to successfully resolve controversies arising over their care and management of their patients."

As part of the presentation, Smith gave examples of medical malpractice cases in which he had served as legal counsel, along with statistics on the frequency of medical malpractice issues in the state of North Carolina.  A partner in Smith Moore's Greensboro office, Smith is a member of the firm's litigation practice group.  He focuses his practice on medical and legal malpractice, personal injury and wrongful death litigation, and business and commercial law and litigation.

Contact: Donnie Turlington
For Smith Moore LLP

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