Georgia Supreme Court Affirms Statutory Cap of $250,000 on Punitive Damages.
The Supreme Court of Georgia recently affirmed the constitutionality of Georgia’s $250,000 punitive damages cap under O.C.G.A. § 51-12-5.1(g) in the underlying case of Taylor v. The Devereux Foundation, Inc. et al., 2023 WL 2519243, softening the blow for jury awards for punitive damages.
Georgia Court of Appeals Finds Internal Medicine Physician Qualified to Render Standard of Care Opinions Against a Psychiatrist.
The Court of Appeals continued to loosen restrictions on the admissibility of expert testimony in medical malpractice cases with the recent decision of Russell v. Kantamneni.
Supreme Court of Georgia Approves "Double Recovery" of Attorney's Fees by Plaintiffs
In a recent and surprising opinion, the Supreme Court of Georgia held that plaintiffs can recover twice for their attorney's fees and expenses of litigation under two different statutes.
Expert Disclosure Deadlines in Georgia
Civil litigators must often keep track of a host of deadlines as the case develops. One of the most important deadlines, especially in medical malpractice cases, is the deadline to disclose supportive experts.