Atlanta Oculoplastic Surgery, P.C. v. Nestlehutt, 691 S.E.2d 218 (Ga., 2010)

Atlanta Oculoplastic Surgery, P.C. v. Nestlehutt, 691 S.E.2d 218 (Ga., 2010).

In a minimum of 250 words. In the case of Atlanta Oculoplastic Surgery, P.C. v. Nestlehutt, 691 S.E.2d 218 (Ga., 2010), the Supreme Court of Georgia addressed the issue of statutory noneconomic damages caps in medical malpractice cases.  Your assignment is to write an essay briefly discussing the decision of the Court and the reasoning of the Court in reaching its decision.  You should also include in your essay a discussion of the broader issue of tort reform in medical malpractice cases, including discussion of at least one of the following issues: (a) whether medical professionals should be subject to lawsuits for negligence; (b) the effect of tort reform on medical malpractice insurance premiums, (c) the effect of medical malpractice insurance premiums on access to health care, and (d) your general support or non-support for tort reform in medical malpractice cases (i.e., other, constitutional methods of tort reform); (e) your support or non-support for tort reform generally (i.e., in cases not involving medical malpractice).  Information that may be of help in research: (1) the Nestlehutt decision; (2) relevant reports from the U.S. General Accounting Office; (3) the website of the American Association for Justice (an organization primarily composed of attorneys representing plaintiffs); and (4) the website of the American Tort Reform Association.

Atlanta Oculoplastic Surgery, P.C. v. Nestlehutt, 691 S.E.2d 218 (Ga., 2010)

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