Zaytoun Law Firm attorneys featured in TBJ article on current trends in Medical Malpractice Litigation in North Carolina

Zaytoun Law Firm attorneys Robert Zaytoun and Matthew Ballew were interviewed by the Triangle Business Journal in an article examining the impact of medical malpractice "tort reform" passed by the North Carolina General Assembly in 2011. Here's what they had to say: "Ultimately, it is the public who has suffered by the unfortunate impact of denial of access to the courthouse. There may be less malpractice litigation today but certainly no less malpractice," says Robert Zaytoun, principal of Zaytoun Law Firm, a Raleigh group that represents victims of medical malpractice. "Good doctors are not defining their practices by fear of lawsuits or so-call defensive medicine," he says. "What drives them every day is a true concern for the … [Read more...]

“Defensive medicine” myth continues to be debunked by recent studies

Legal blogger Max Kennerly recently wrote a great post explaining the myth of "defensive medicine"--the false idea that health care costs are high because doctors constantly order unnecessary tests out of a fear of being sued.   In addition to pointing out the flawed logic with this idea, the post cites to a new wave of medical studies confirming that the "tort reform" laws passed to stop this purported problem have failed to make medical care any cheaper or safer for patients in states across the nation.  This is certainly true here in North Carolina. Check out Max's post here: http://www.litigationandtrial.com/2014/10/articles/attorney/medical-malpractice-1/defensive-medicine/   … [Read more...]