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2005-2006 Regular Session - HB 339
Torts; limit medical damages; liability of facilities; provisions
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First Reader Summary
A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Title 51 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to torts, so as to limit medical damages in actions relating to health care in instances where the defendant maintains medical liability insurance; to change provisions relating to agency liability of medical facilities; to change provisions relating to apportionment of award according to degree of fault; to create provisions relating to apportioning damages in certain malpractice actions; to provide for related matters; to provide for a penalty for bad faith failure to settle a claim; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.
Status History
Feb/09/2005 - House Second Readers
Feb/08/2005 - House First Readers
Feb/07/2005 - House Hopper
2/08/05 Special Committee on Civil Justice Reform