Malpractice Reform Legislation in Georgia

From Georgia Health News, via Kaiser Health News:

Proposed changes to Georgia’s medical malpractice system consumed a marathon Senate committee hearing Wednesday, as nursing home representatives, physicians, lawyers and patient advocates battled over two bills breaking late in the General Assembly session.

The first bill would promote the signing of voluntary agreements that would send nursing home patients’ injury claims to arbitration.

The second bill proposes a novel type of tort reform that would shift the process of pursuing injury claims to a system modeled after workers’ compensation.

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