Three years after the North Carolina Medical Society (NCMS) was instrumental in pushing for landmark tort reform in North Carolina—including seeing it through an override of then-Governor Bev Perdue’s veto—the benefits of the new law are apparent. The North Carolina Administrative Office of the Courts has released the most recent year’s data on the number of malpractice lawsuits, showing many fewer suits being filed. This is yet another example of how the NCMS’ advocacy on your behalf has a major impact on how you practice medicine.
The North Carolina Lawyers Weekly recently wrote about the trend in malpractice cases, attributing the decline to the 2011 legislation. Read the article.