This section indicates whether a malpractice payment has been made on behalf of the licensee. In accordance with North Carolina law, the Board posts on this website: 1. Malpractice judgments and awards that occurred within the last seven years and 2. Settlements of $75,000 or more that occurred on or after May 1, 2008. Payment information is displayed for seven years (from the date of the judgment, award or settlement).
The Board encourages the public to consider malpractice payment information in context and in combination with other information about the licensee’s education, training and professional experience.
Please see Interpreting Malpractice Payment Information below.
Interpreting Malpractice Payment Information
North Carolina Medical Board Public Action associated with a malpractice payment
An important factor to consider when interpreting malpractice payment information is whether the payment is associated with a public action of the NC Medical Board. The Board reviews the quality of care associated with every malpractice payment involving a North Carolina licensee. The Board takes public action when its investigation determines patient care was below accepted and prevailing standards.
When considering malpractice payment data, please keep in mind:
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