Noneconomic Damages Limit: S.B. 239 (2015)
Replaces English common law causes of action for medical malpractice
Replaces English common law causes of action for medical malpractice claims with statutory causes of action, and provides for limits on noneconomic damages for those statutory causes of action. Limits noneconomic damages to $400,000, and $700,000 in catastrophic cases. It also places a limit of $700,000 in wrongful death cases.
ATRA Reiterates Support for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Use to Address Mass Tort Litigation, Urges Meaningful Dialogue Amid Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing
The lack of oversight and transparency around third-party litigation funding threatens the integrity of our legal system
Together, let’s forge a legal landscape that makes equitable access to justice a living reality for all Georgians.
This is an opportunity to reassess the practices and regulations surrounding private-attorney contracting and to enact reforms that promote fairness, transparency and value for taxpayer dollars.
Allowing the company to continue the bankruptcy process will help ensure equitable and efficient resolution in complex mass tort claims