• Georgia Tort Reform Legislation Signed Into Law
  • March 25, 2005
  • Law Firm: Hunton & Williams LLP - Richmond Office
  • On February 16, 2005, Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue signed into law sweeping "tort reform" legislation. Medical malpractice litigation is the primary focus of the legislation and has been almost the sole focus of the media coverage of its debate. Although many provisions of the new legislation are specific to such malpractice actions, there are a number of provisions that substantially alter Georgia law in cases beyond that limited field.