SB 33 is a carefully crafted bill that includes a cap on noneconomic damages and important protections for emergency care that will help limit excessive malpractice awards in North Carolina — while still providing 100 percent of injured patients’ medical costs, lost wages, and substantial compensation for pain and suffering.
As a practicing Family Physician and a lifelong North Carolinian, I am truly disappointed with the Governor’s action. We have struggled for years to improve our legal system to help control health care costs, create jobs and make sure employers can offer affordable health care coverage for their workers. The support of our coalition partners including allied health care organizations, the N.C. Chamber of Commerce, and other groups demonstrates that this issue is in the best interest of moving our state toward economic recovery.
Join me in asking the General Assembly to override the Governor’s veto when they convene in July. The NCMS is planning meetings with legislators and other communications to make our voice known and opinions heard. Please watch your email for critical calls to action on medical liability reform. Visit www.ncmedsoc.org for more information.