Back to the Horse and Buggy Days: North Carolina Courts Harken A Return To The Locality Rule In Medical Malpractice Cases

In the seminal case of Wiggins v. Piver, 276 N.C. 134, 171 S.E.2d 393 (1970), the North Carolina supreme court rejected the so-called “locality rule” in favor of the more liberal “same or similar communities” standard presently used to measure the performance of health care providers in medical malpractice cases. In a remarkable turn of events,Continue reading “Back to the Horse and Buggy Days: North Carolina Courts Harken A Return To The Locality Rule In Medical Malpractice Cases”

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