Medical malpractice reforms should accomplish the following goals:
Reduce the rates of preventable patient injuries.
Promote open communication between physicians and patients.
Ensure patients have access to fair compensation for legitimate medical injuries.
Reduce liability insurance premiums for health care providers.
Replace Georgia’s current expensive and ineffective malpractice system with one thatreduces medical errors, enhances patient access to fair compensation for legitimate medical injuries and lowers liability insurance premiums for health care providers.
The current approach to medical errors is failing:
: Billions of dollars are wasted each year on “defensive” medicine, unnecessary procedures and tests ordered to protect health care providers in case of a lawsuit.
: There is “scant evidence that tort liability…