North Carolina Now Has Medical Lawsuit Reform – Help Us Keep It That Way
Medical malpractice lawsuits have cost consumers, patients and taxpayers millions of dollars each year by increasing health care costs.
This year, the General Assembly passed common-sense reforms that will protect patients and hold down health care costs for all of us.
Reform will reduce the threat of frivolous lawsuits and excessive jury awards and will:
- Help to lower the premiums doctors pay for malpractice insurance, making health care more accessible and affordable.
- Mean less money in trial lawyers’ pockets and more money in the pockets of consumers and taxpayers.
- Relieve the pressure on doctors to order medical tests and treatments that are unnecessary and expensive but help protect against lawsuits.