Less than a day after Congress passed a historic health reform bill, doctors in Georgia were reminded of one tiny oversight in the package. The absence of substantive liability reform. The State Supreme Court ruled that caps on pain and suffering did not comport with the Georgia state constitution. Prior tort reforms implemented in Georgia in 2005 were tossed.
In February, Illinois physicians received the same unsettling news. Prior tort reforms from 2005 were tossed.
Medical Justice will continue to work with the Center for Health Transformation to reach the goals of health justice reform. Medical Justice has put fresh ideas on the table and believes these ideas can be revisited and implemented, without ideological challenges, by Democrats and Republicans, once the dust settles.
Until then, Medical Justice has a robust do-it-yourself tort reform program.