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.

When I served four terms in the state Senate, one of the few places where you could go to always and get concrete information about real solutions was the Georgia Public Policy Foundation. That hasn’t changed. [The Foundation] is really right up there at the top of the state think tanks, so you should be very proud of the work that they are doing!

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