A balanced view of medical malpractice tort reform issues
A thoughtful article in RedNova fairly explores the complexity of medical economics that the tort reform advocates in the legislature often overlooked. One quote from an Atlanta physician:
“My problem with [Georgia’s tort reform] is doctors have been pitted against lawyers, when it’s really a case of insurance companies against patients. If anything, doctors should be teaming up with the lawyers to fight insurance companies. There are plenty of examples of doctors who think they’re being screwed by a health care insurance company when it comes to claims, but when a malpractice insurance company raises rates, it’s basically the patients’ and the lawyers’ fault. Sure, I do know there are plenty of frivolous lawsuits, but there must be a better way of keeping them out of the system, something better than a blanket rule to prevent patients who are severely injured from receiving fair compensation.”
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).