When Georgia residents need medical attention, they deserve the best care possible. Unfortunately, the best care possible is not always given to them. When situations arise where a doctor or other provider's negligence causes harm to a patient, a medical malpractice lawsuit may be necessary to obtain compensation for damages suffered by the victim.
Historically, medical malpractice attorneys and physicians' organizations have had found little room for agreement in the legislative arena. A new law, however, has recently passed with support of both groups: the State Physician Shield Act.