Last week Judge Tony DelCampo in the State Court of DeKalb County held unconstitutional a provision of Georgia’s new tort reform statute affecting venue in medical malpractice cases. Section 9-10-31(c) provides for a medical malpractice defendant to transfer venue to the county where a negligent act occurred. Judge DelCampo held that this provision violates the provision of the Georgia constitution that joint tortfeasors can be sued in the county of any one of the defendants. See Fulton County Daily Report (subscription) article as follows:
The Shigley Law Firm represents plaintiffs in wrongful death and catastrophic injury cases statewide in Georgia, and in other states subject to the multijurisdictional practice and pro hac vice rules in each state. Ken Shigley was designated as a “SuperLawyer” in Atlanta Magazine and one of the “Legal Elite” in Georgia Trend Magazine. He is a Certified Civil Trial Advocate of the National Board of Trial Advocacy, Chair of the Southeastern Motor Carrier Liability Institute and former chair of the Georgia Insurance Law Institute. He particularly focuses on cases arising from truck wrecks and accidents (tractor trailers truck wrecks, semi truck wrecks,18 wheeler truck wrecks, big rig truck wrecks, log truck wrecks, dump truck wrecks).