Georgia’s Medical Malpractice Cap Struck Down… For Now

A trial judge in Fulton County, Georgia has struck down Georgia’s cap in medical malpractice cases, if in fact in the legislature’s cap of $350,000 for non-economic damages was unconstitutional in its affording of special protections to doctors.

My guess is that this new rule will not spin because the Georgia Supreme Court will not agree. Practically, it may be a bad thing for injury victims if they do, because it would not be surprising to see Georgia Legislature respond by extending the cap on damages to old tort victims as opposed to singling out victims of medical malpractice.

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