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JOSEPH O'MARA, a minor, by and through his Guardian ad Litem,
Larry Reavis; and JANELLA O'MARA v. WAKE FOREST UNIVERSITY HEALTH
SCIENCES; NORTH CAROLINA BAPTIST HOSPITAL; FORSYTH MEMORIAL
HOSPITAL, INC., and NOVANT HEALTH, INC.
On discretionary review pursuant to N.C.G.S. § 7A-31 of
a unanimous decision of the Court of Appeals, 184 N.C. App. 428,
646 S.E.2d 400 (2007), finding no error in a judgment entered on
30 November 2005 dismissing plaintiffs' complaint with prejudice
and an order entered on 6 January 2006 denying plaintiffs' motion
for a new trial, but reversing in part an order also entered on 6
January 2006 awarding costs to defendants, all by Judge Michael
E. Helms in Superior Court, Yadkin County. Heard in the Supreme
Court on 6 May 2008. On 9 May 2008, the Supreme Court further
allowed plaintiffs' petition for discretionary review as to
additional issues. Determined without further oral argument
pursuant to N.C. R. App. P. 30(f)(1).
Law Offices of Wade E. Byrd, P.A., by Wade E. Byrd; and The Lawing Firm, P.A., by Sally A. Lawing, for plaintiff-appellants.
Wilson & Coffey, L.L.P., by Tamura D. Coffey, Linda L. Helms, and Amanda B. Palmieri, for defendant-appellees.
Patterson Harkavy LLP, by Burton Craige, for North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers, amicus curiae.
Yates, McLamb & Weyher, L.L.P., by John W. Minier, for North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys, amicus curiae.
DISCRETIONARY REVIEW IMPROVIDENTLY ALLOWED.
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