Friday, May 24 2013 9:30 AM EDT2013-05-24 13:30:13 GMT
Information from GA Pundit- Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield soldiers began Memorial Day observances Thursday. Several Gold Star Families - who like the Bookers have lost a family member to conflictMore >>
Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield soldiers began Memorial Day observances Thursday. In 2013, Georgia lost 26 armed services members who gave their lives for us and their names were read in the State Capitol as part of our observance of Memorial Day.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 9:01 AM EDT2013-05-24 13:01:21 GMT
LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. (AP) - Legal woes are piling up for the leader of Georgia's Democratic Party. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports (http://bit.ly/199UTSo) that a lawsuit filed in Gwinnett CountyMore >>
A lawsuit filed in Gwinnett County this week accuses Mike Berlon of failing to distribute nearly $1 million from a trust he created for a friend and his son.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 11:45 PM EDT2013-05-24 03:45:38 GMT
A Cordele man is out of jail tonight, accused of stealing thousands of dollars worth of jewelry from his former employer. Crisp County Investigators say 25-year-old James Aultman stole more than $10,000More >>
A Cordele man is out of jail tonight, accused of stealing thousands of dollars worth of jewelry from his former employer.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 11:40 PM EDT2013-05-24 03:40:13 GMT
Albany Police are putting on a free gospel concert this weekend. It's free, but they will accept donations to fund the department's annual community picnic in June. Musical artists from around SouthMore >>
Albany Police are putting on a free gospel concert this weekend.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 11:35 PM EDT2013-05-24 03:35:30 GMT
A couple of South Georgia mayors attended a forum at the Albany Civil Rights Institute to enlighten the public on how city governments run, Thursday. Albany Mayor Dorothy Hubbard and Baconton Mayor AnnetteMore >>
A couple of South Georgia mayors attended a forum at the Albany Civil Rights Institute to enlighten the public on how city governments run, Thursday.More >>
February 11, 2005
Albany- Doctors say big jury awards given in medical malpractice lawsuits are causing insurance rates to skyrocket. Doctor's also say they are being driven out of the business.
Cardiologist Robert Glover says many of his colleagues "Retire early, try to get out of the field entirely, work for a private entity, etc." He also said health care is getting more expensive as a result.
A shortage of doctors, especially in rural communities means inadequete healthcare for citizens. Dr Glover explains "Inadequate treatments, not enjoying the full spectrum off all of the medical specialties, not only basic care but access to specialist."
Legislators are divided. State House representative Winfred Dukes explains "Even legislators themselves, the people making the laws are somewhat split."
Those in support of Tort Reform are pushing for a cap of $250,000 in medical malpractice lawsuits. Some say that just isn't fair. "They are actually asking us as legislators to put a value on a humans life," says Dukes.
Doctors are hopeful the Tort Reform bill will pass. Dr Glover says he is"Holding on and keeping the faith for right now," while others have faith those effected by medical malpractice will have an opportunity to gain appropriate relief from the courts.