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North Carolina's Limit on Punitive Damages

North Carolina medical malpractice and personal injury trial lawyer Brent Adams explains the limits on punitive damages awards in North Carolina. The purpose of punitive damages is two-fold: To punish wrongdoers and to deter others from wrongdoing. In North Carolina, punitive damages are limited to $250,000 or 3x compensatory damages - whichever is more.