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Former N.C. Senator John Edwards, right, walks out of the Pitt County Courthouse to go to lunch on Tuesday, April 15, 2014.  (Aileen Devlin/ The Daily Reflector)
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Former N.C. Senator John Edwards, right, walks out of the Pitt County Courthouse to go to lunch on Tuesday, April 15, 2014. (Aileen Devlin/ The Daily Reflector)

Edwards trying case in Pitt County

By Kristin Zachary

The Daily Reflector

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Greenville residents and courthouse-goers can expect to spot former U.S. senator and presidential candidate John Edwards in the coming weeks as he works as legal counsel in a medical malpractice case, returning to the courtroom for the first time since his political fallout.

Edwards, 60, is one of three lawyers representing the parents of a 4-year-old Virginia boy who was 3 months old in 2009 when he was under the care of physicians and staff at Pitt County Memorial Hospital, now Vidant Medical Center. The hospital is accused of failing to ensure the baby received adequate oxygen, resulting in a brain injury.


On Tuesday, Edwards questioned and selected potential jurors to hear the case against University Health Systems of Eastern Carolina, now Vidant Health Systems, the umbrella organization that includes Vidant Medical Center, and Craig A. Sisson, an emergency room physician there in 2009.

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Best news ever....

John Edwards return to the courts will be enormous for focusing attention to costs of healthcare. The media attention hoopla will start soon as this is speculated by some as only a stepping stone of John's plan to emerge as a reality TV start in the legal genre. He could pick up where Judge Judy stopped. How about "Jury John"? I am looking for the case on Pacer but can not find it. Does anyone have info on the case/docket?

Old Pro

I guess Slick Johnny is reverting back to his old profession of being a professional Ambulance Chaser since he made millions doing it before the scandals.

Yes, but how does his hair look?

I'd love to claim this one, but I saw it somewhere else (paraphrasing): "I guess Edwards' solemn pledge to continue working for the poor and under-served was like OJ's pledge to keep searching for the real killers." (Just between cherry-picked malpractice lawsuits).

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