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Legislators Hear From Foes Of Med-Mal Proposal

Doctors, insurers join GTLA in opposing proposal to take claims out of court

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A legislative hearing Tuesday to hear from opponents to a proposal to re-route medical malpractice claims from Georgia's courts to a workers' compensation-like board featured remarks from doctors' groups and insurance companies that want to keep the current system—ironic given that the proposal is supposed to help doctors by reducing claims costs and insurance premiums by moving these cases outside the traditional litigation system.

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