Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Day 13 of the Legislative Session

The Governor's so-called "tort reform" bills made it to the Senate Hopper today.

SB 101 provides complete immunity for pharmaceutical companies located within Georgia who manufacture drugs and medical devices-- even if the drugs and devices kill Georgia's citizens-- as long as those drugs and medical devices are approved by the FDA.

SB 108 would enact a Victim Pays provision in Georgia. It would require that a person, who was harmed through no fault of their own and then files suit to seek justice, pay the attorneys' fees of the defendant if the person's case were dismissed for any variety of reasons at the beginning of the process.

GTLA is opposed to both provisions.

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