NC Class Action Proceeds Against HCA – Alleging Higher Prices, Lower Quality

Recently, Judge Mark A. Davis of North Carolina’s Business Court allowed western North Carolina residents to move forward with revamped monopoly claims against HCA’s Mission Health hospitals.

 

In 2021, six Buncombe County residents filed a class-action antitrust lawsuit alleging that HCA is operating an illegal monopoly and using anticompetitive insurance contract terms, resulting in higher prices and lower healthcare quality in their community.

 

Back in October, Judge Davis dismissed the allegations of an illegal monopoly, prompting residents to file revised monopoly allegations.

 

Judge Davis has now allowed these revised allegations of an illegal monopoly to proceed, along with the allegations of illegal contract terms, so this case moves ahead.