Phantom Damages Reform – S.F. 2338 (2020)
Limits the evidence offered to prove past medical expenses to
Limits the evidence offered to prove past medical expenses to the amounts actually paid to satisfy the bills that have been satisfied and the amounts actually necessary to satisfy the bills that have been incurred but not yet satisfied. Provides that, except in certain medical malpractice actions, in an action brought to recover damages for personal injury, the damages that may be recovered by a claimant for the cost of medical care shall not exceed the amounts actually paid to the health care providers who rendered treatment and any amounts necessary to satisfy the charges that have been incurred but not yet satisfied.
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