Legal Reform

Agenda

  • Despite being a pro-business state, Georgia’s legal environment lags behind many states. Georgia should focus on medical malpractice reform as the first step in moving us toward a more effective, efficient and fair legal system.

Resources / Further Reading:

“Medical Liability: Balancing Access to Health Care, Patient Safety and Compensation,” February 2005, Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald, http://www.georgiapolicy.org/medical-liability-balancing-access-to-health-care-patient-safety-and-compensation/

“Mandatory Medical Review Panels Should Address Georgia Malpractice Crisis,” November 2003, Mac Gibson and Josh Belinfante, http://www.georgiapolicy.org/mandatory-medical-review-panels-should-address-georgia-malpractice-crisis/

“Patients’ Compensation System,” Study | CommentaryFact Sheet

Common Good, Health Courts, http://www.commongood.org/pages/establish-health-courts

Listen to the tragic stories of Jennifer Shiver and Ron Bachman as told at the 2012 Georgia Legislative Policy Forum here: http://tinyurl.com/ahkt8zl.

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