An editorial in today’s Macon Telegraph notes that some Republican legislators who supported the tort reform legislation last year now feel that they went too far. Some now want to roll back the virtual immunity from liability that was granted to emergency room doctors. Judges have held unconstitutional portions of the tort reform bill in 16 cases, and I understand there are Republican legislators working on bills to fix some of the more egregious constitutional flaws in the legislation. The editorial concludes: “Perhaps the Legislature, should it choose to correct earlier inequities, might consider insurance reform as a way of protecting the medical profession from unreasonable as well as irresponsible insurance costs.”
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).