Dawson & Albritton, P.A., is pleased to share our proven record in representing clients in a variety of legal matters, including personal injury, wrongful death, medical negligence, dental malpractice, workers’ compensation and social security disability claims. Our lawyers litigate claims in all North Carolina counties as indicated in the verdicts and settlements listed below. Whether you have lost a loved one in an accident or suffered an injury due to the negligence of another, our attorneys and staff are committed to help you obtain the deserved compensation.

The lawyers at Dawson & Albritton, P.A., have participated as counsel for the plaintiff in each of the following cases. This is a partial list of some of the results we have achieved for our clients over the years. This information does not constitute a promise or guarantee in your particular case as each case is judged, handled and litigated on its own merit. The list is intended to provide you with an idea of the types of cases we have successfully resolved, as well as the range of claims we negotiate — from minor traffic accidents to life-altering malpractice.

Personal Injury Cases

Rear End Collision | Nash County

$30,000 liability proceeds and an additional $20,0000 underinsured coverage awarded to driver after rear end collision at a traffic light.

Driver Hit by School Bus | Pitt County

$25,000 paid to pick-up driver with back injuries after being struck by school bus.

Pedestrian Struck | Carteret County

$17,500 settlement to lady struck by vehicle while walking across a coastal highway.

Pedestrian Struck | Carteret County

$17,500 settlement to lady struck by vehicle while walking across a coastal highway.

Pedestrian Struck | Carteret County

$17,500 settlement to lady struck by vehicle while walking across a coastal highway.

Bicyclist Accident | Pitt County

$17,250 awarded after a hit and run driver struck bicycle lawfully riding on the roadway.

Traumatic Brain Injury | Mecklenburg County

$5 million to a child struck by debris at a sporting event resulting in an induced coma and severe brain injury.

Bridge Collapse | Mecklenburg County

$4.02 million to a husband and wife who fell in a pedestrian bridge collapse resulting in life-altering orthopedic injuries.

Motorcycle Accident | Pitt County

$300,000 to a college student with orthopedic injuries sustained when his motorcycle was forced off the road by a negligent driver changing lanes.

Car Crash | Pitt County

$243,731 arbitration award to a young man involved in a car crash who suffered a severe break to his tibia and fibula.

Motor Vehicle Accident | Pitt County

$100,000 to a client who suffered orthopedic injuries being struck by a driver running a stop sign.

Motor Vehicle Accident | Pitt County

$100,000 to a client who suffered orthopedic injuries being struck by a driver running a stop sign.

Auto Accident | Pitt County

Policy limits of $100,000 to a young mother who suffered an ankle fracture in an auto accident with contested liability.

Auto Accident | Pitt County

Policy limits of $100,000 to a child who suffered a head injury in an auto accident with contested liability.

T-Bone Collision | Bertie County

$95,000 to a woman T-boned by a company truck at an intersection.

Rear-End Collision | Nash County

Liability and underinsured motorist coverage limits of $50,000 paid to a retired man struck in the rear by a negligent driver.

Intersection Collision | Guilford County

$50,000 to a client who suffered a collapsed lung and orthopedic injuries after being struck by driver running a red traffic light.

Head-On Collision | Pitt County

$43,000 to a client who required placement of a plate under his eye after suffering a head-on collision.

Aggravation Of Back Injury | Pitt County

$41,000 to a client who aggravated pre-existing back condition in automobile accident.

Pedestrians Struck By Vehicle | Pitt County

$38,132 to a father and son who were struck by a vehicle while crossing the road from a college baseball game.

Single Vehicle Accident | Pitt County

Policy limits of $30,000 to a woman riding as a passenger in a vehicle driven by a drunk driver.

Head-On Collision | Pitt County

$25,000 to a man involved in a head-on collision.

Biking Accident | Craven County

$21,000 to a child struck on her bicycle by driver running through a stop sign.

Rear-End Collision | Pitt County

$20,400 to a family involved in a rear-end collision.

Premises Liability Cases

Trip And Fall | Federal Court

$225,500 to a woman who injured her hip after tripping over a poorly design displayed at a large retail store.

Slip on Restaurant Floor

$115,000 settlement to lady who slipped on water outside a restaurant bathroom.

Injury on Slide | Pitt County

$30,000 settlement for lady who fractured her ankle after sliding down homemade tunnel slide.

Defective Hotel Stairwell | Pitt County

Man paid $26,500 after stepping through a defective step leading to his 2nd floor apartment.

Bed Bugs at Hotel | Caswell County

$10,000 paid to ladies bitten by bed bugs in hotel.

Fall From Wheelchair | Craven County

$77,500 to a client who fell from her wheelchair while descending a ramp not in compliance with the building codes.

Slip And Fall | Beaufort County

$60,000 to a woman who injured her arm after she slipped on watermelon juice at large retail store.

Slip And Fall | Pitt County

$50,000 to an elderly lady who slipped on water from a leaky ice machine at a chain restaurant.

Dog Bite | Pitt County

$17,500 to a client bitten by vicious dog running loose in the neighborhood after being declared dangerous by county authorities.

Medical Malpractice Cases

Failure to Diagnose | Onslow County

$2.25 million confidential settlement to a war veteran for failure to diagnose a spinal epidural abscess leading to paralysis.

Scalpel Injury to Infant | Pitt County

$25,000 settlement to infant left with scar after being accidentally cut by scalpel.

Improper Medication Administration | Wake County

$1.1 million for improperly providing Ambien CR to a patient in a sleep study and allowing the patient to drive while under the influence of the medication thereby causing a significant car crash.

Negligent Intubation | Pitt County

$770,869 for negligent intubation resulting in a permanent tracheostomy.

Failure To Diagnose | Craven County

$567,500 to a deceased client’s estate for physician’s failure to conduct prostrate screening tests, which would have discovered cancer.

Bladder Injury | Mecklenburg County

$355,000 to a client who suffered a bladder injury during a robotic hysterectomy.

Amputation | Moore County

$260,000 to a diabetic patient who was placed in a cast after fracturing her ankle. Client’s pedal pulses were never checked, which resulted in the amputation of her leg.

Piercing Of Intestine | Moore County

$265,000 to a client who suffered significant scarring when her intestine was pierced during procedure to remove ovarian cysts.

Failure To Diagnose | Pitt County

$250,000 for failure to timely diagnose lung cancer.

Wrongful Death During Child Birth | Nash County

$225,000 to a pregnant client who presented to the hospital with pre-eclampsia and elevated blood pressure eventually causing death.

Dehydration Of Infant | Hertford County

$175,000 for death of infant who died from severe dehydration after presenting to a pediatrician.

Cast Removal | Warren County

$85,000 to a child who incurred significant scarring after her cast was negligently removed.

Injury To Urethra | Durham County

$75,000 to a client after a catheter, inserted during surgery, was mistakenly inflated in the urethra instead of bladder.

Retained Sponge | Dare County

$50,000 plus all expenses to remove the retained sponge following cesarean section delivery of twin babies.

Dental Malpractice Cases

Unnecessary Dental Procedures | Statewide

$1.3 million to multiple families with children who underwent excessive dental work and procedures unsupported by X-rays.

Abuse During Treatment | Mecklenburg County

$55,000 to a child who was physically abused during dental treatment.

Perforation Of Sinus Cavity | Cumberland County

$50,000 to dental patient whose sinus cavity was perforated during routine dental visit.

Wrongful Death Cases

Trench Collapse | Iredell County

$895,000 for wrongful death of a man laying pipe when the trench walls collapsed around him.

Head On Collision Causes Death | Pitt County

$100,000 policy limit plus an additional $50,000 awarded to family of deceased after a driver crossed the centerline and struck decedent.

Fall From A Cellular Tower | Iredell County

$375,000 to estates of father and son after falling approximately 1,500 feet while painting a cellular tower.

Failure To Administer Medication | Pitt County

$200,000 to estate of a client for failure to administer proper medication during hospital stay.

Workers’ Compensation Cases

Slip And Fall | Pitt County

$100,000 award to a women who fell at work, fracturing her knee cap.

Injury On The Job | Pitt County

$70,000 award to a man injured when a piece of furniture fell on top of him at work.

Social Security Disability Cases

Fractured Femur | Washington County

$27,174 past benefits award to a client who was unable to return to work following a slip-and-fall accident which fractured her femur bone requiring placement of a titanium rod.

How are medical malpractice settlements calculated?

Under North Carolina law, a plaintiff may recover economic and non-economic damages. Economic damages include primarily medical expenses and loss of earnings. Non-economic damages may include pain and suffering, scars or disfigurement, loss of use of part of the body, loss of consortium, permanent injury, and inconvenience. Those cases with higher medical costs and negligence resulting in permanent injuries typically resolve at higher amounts. The age and income of the patient are also important in deciding settlement value. There is no set formula to determine a medical malpractice settlement and every case is different. These are complicated matters which typically take years to resolve, and require an experienced law firm to guide patients through the legal process.

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What are medical malpractice caps?

When a patient sues a medical provider for malpractice, he/she usually hopes to get money damages to compensate them for their injury.

There are generally two classes of damages: economic damages and noneconomic damages. Economic damages refer to specific costs the patient incurred as a result of his/her injury, such as medical bills, lost wages, lost earnings, and miscellaneous out-of-pocket costs. On the other hand, noneconomic damages refers to all the other types of damages, such as emotional distress, physical pain, and mental suffering.

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Are medical malpractice suits hard to win?

Medical negligence cases are exceedingly difficult to win for a number of reasons. First, juries in North Carolina are very conservative and tend to give the benefit of the doubt to the healthcare providers when there is any uncertainty as to whether they were...
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Are medical malpractice awards taxable?

In general, compensation received from your medical malpractice settlement or jury award is not taxable; however, some exceptions may apply.

Money received through your bodily injury settlement or jury verdict is typically not taxable because the settlement or jury award largely encompasses reimbursements to the patient (i.e., medical expenses, lost wages, and miscellaneous out-of-pocket expenses). An award received for emotional distress or mental anguish originating from a physical injury is also not taxable as income.

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Diphenoxylate Hydrochloride and Atropine Sulfate Tablets by Greenstone: Recall

Greenstone, a wholly owned subsidiary of Pfizer Inc., is voluntarily recalling multiple lots of diphenoxylate hydrochloride and atropine sulfate tablets, USP to the consumer level. Greenstone initiated this recall because product from these lots has the potential to...
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Injectable Products by SCA Pharmaceuticals: Recall – Potential Contamination

ISSUE: SCA Pharmaceuticals LLC (“SCA Pharmaceuticals”) is voluntarily recalling various lots of injectable products to the hospital level. The is a potential for the products to contain microbial contamination. See the recall notice for a full list of products....
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