NCMIC Family Celebrates & Honors the Life of George P. McAndrews

George P. McAndrews, trial attorney and lead counsel for the chiropractic plaintiffs in the landmark 14-year antitrust case Wilk, et al., v AMA, et al, passed away April 7, 2023.

NCMIC and the NCMIC Foundation are celebrating the life and storied career of chiropractic defender, George P. McAndrews, who passed away on April 7, 2023. He was 87.

George left his mark on the chiropractic profession, and the history books, after having served as both trial attorney and lead counsel for the chiropractic plaintiffs in the landmark 14-year antitrust case Wilk, et al., v AMA, et al.

Serving the profession was at the heart of the McAndrews family. George’s father and his brother, Jerome “Jerry,” were both chiropractors. In 2008, the NCMIC Foundation created the Jerome F. McAndrews, DC, Memorial Research Fund Award recognizing his contributions to the scientific and practical advancement of the study of chiropractic.

To honor contributions of the McAndrews brothers, the NCMIC Foundation is pleased to announce that the annual award has been renamed the George P. and Jerome F. McAndrews Memorial Research Fund Award.

“It’s impossible to weigh George’s contributions to the chiropractic profession,” said Dr. Louis Sportelli. “Not only was George a staunch defender of chiropractic, but he was also an incredible human being. My hope is that by renaming the McAndrews award to honor both George and Jerry, that we preserve some of their hopes for the future of the profession.”

George co-founded McAndrews, Held and Malloy, in Chicago, Illinois. In addition to the Wilk case, George also defended chiropractors/chiropractic many times during his 55-year career, including ACA, et al. vs. Trigon Healthcare, et al., and Chinnici vs. Central DuPage Hospital Assn.

If you would like to support the future of chiropractic in George’s honor, a donation can be made on the NCMIC Foundation website. All donations support the mission of the Foundation: “to invest in the advanced education of chiropractic research experts and to fund ongoing research projects that demonstrate the cost effectiveness, safety and cost efficiency of chiropractic and alternative health care.”

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