gavel & stethescope

Rule 9(j) Extension in North Carolina

Rule 9(j) of the North Carolina Rules of Civil Procedure requires a heightened pleading for complaints alleging medical malpractice. Under Rule 9(j)(1), any complaint that alleges medical malpractice must be dismissed unless: (1)    The pleading specifically asserts that the medical care and all medical records pertaining to the alleged negligence that are available to the…