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Panel: OK to Let Jury Sort Out ER Negligence Standard

Ruling upholding $5M verdict comes as Georgia Supreme Court grapples with 2005 statute designed to reduce liability

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As the Georgia Supreme Court wrestles with when to apply a heightened negligence standard for medical malpractice cases against emergency room personnel, a panel of the state Court of Appeals has approved a trial judge's decision to let a jury figure it out.

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