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To learn more about the issues or to follow ongoing legislation, please visit the following sites:

Government Sites

NC General Assembly

NC Office of the Governor Bev Perdue

Advocacy Organizations

North Carolina Medical Society

American Medical Association

North Carolina Hospital Association

American Tort Reform Association

 

Additional Items

How Lawsuits Hurt Health Care, click here to see an outline of how today’s legal system hurts health care – and costs all of us.

Reform holds down costs, helps patients get health care. This study by the Berkeley Research Group looked at the benefits of medical-lawsuit reform.

The Cost of Defensive Medicine. This article from The Archives of Internal Medicine says that “malpractice litigation is the primary cause of defensive medicine” – which drives up health care costs for all of us.

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