The Patient Right to Know Act was signed into law in Georgia in 2001. The purpose of the Act was to give Georgians the ability to find out whether their doctors have been sued for medical malpractice and been forced to pay any claims. However, the Act was later amended in 2011 to require that physicians disclose whether they have malpractice insurance to the Georgia State Medical Board. Last fall, it was reported that the Medical Board has been unable to update it’s databases to reflect this information, leaving Georgians in the dark.
The medical malpractice field is extraordinarily complex. When claims arise, it can be nearly impossible for non-lawyers to successfully pursue compensation. The attorneys at Slappey & Sadd monitor the law and any developments so that we can give our clients timely and relevant legal representation. If you’re a victim of medical malpractice, call us at 404-255-6677 to schedule a free consultation or complete our online contact form to discuss how we can help you.