State legislators are preparing to change North Carolina’s medical malpractice laws. The new bill would put a cap on the amount of money individuals can be awarded as a result of pain and suffering caused by an accident. Also, the bill will put a tougher standard on proving malpractice in emergency cases. Legislators say this will save money and make health care more affordable. There are questions whether part of the bill would be considered unconstitutional if challenged in the courts.