By Mac Gibson and Josh Belinfante
A rural Georgia hospital was forced to forego renovations and an expansion of its emergency room.
Family practitioners in central Georgia can no longer afford the medical malpractice insurance premiums that accompany delivering children or performing Caesarian sections.
Many radiologists are no longer reading mammograms because it can make their premiums unaffordable.
Malpractice lawsuits and insurance premiums are skyrocketing, and the litigation juggernaut affects the lives of Georgians every day.
Georgia is representative of several states across the nation. The American Medical Association currently lists 19 states, including Georgia, as having a “medical malpractice crisis.”
A major cause of the crisis is the dramatic increases in the number of medical…