A new tort reform effort has gained considerable attention in the days leading up to the 2014 Georgia General Assembly session.
In a new GHN Commentary, Dr. Henry N. Goodwin Jr., an Augusta urologist, pushes for this revamp. It’s not a wholly untested idea, he says.
“Since the [proposal] eliminates the need for medical malpractice lawsuits, more of the awards would go to injured patients rather than the lawyers who file and defend medical malpractice claims,’’ Goodwin writes.
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