CHAPTER 90.

Medicine and Allied Occupations.

ARTICLE 1B.
Medical Malpractice Actions.

Section

90-21.12. Standard of health care.

In any action for damages for personal injury or death arising out of the furnishing or the failure to furnish professional services in the performance of medical, dental, or other health care, the defendant shall not be liable for the payment of damages unless the trier of the facts is satisfied by the greater weight of the evidence that the care of such health care provider was not in accordance with the standards of practice among members of the same health care profession with similar training and experience situated in the same or similar communities at the time of the alleged act giving rise to the cause of action. (1975, 2nd Sess., c. 977, s. 4.)


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