Doctors and lawyers agree on a malpractice bill

Hell has frozen over in NC:

In a turnaround from previous years, both doctors and lawyers are supporting a bill that would cap monetary damages at $1 million in some medical malpractice cases.

Both the North Carolina Medical Society and the N.C. Academy of Trial Lawyers support a bill, set for House debate Monday night, that caps monetary damages in negligence cases at $1 million, but only for those who agree to go to binding arbitration.

“This is significant because smaller cases could be fast-tracked and get over with quicker,” said Dick Taylor, chief executive of the trial lawyers academy.

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