Georgia Supreme Court Says Med Mal Statute of Repose Not Unconstitutional

The Georgia Supreme Court has refused to strike down that state’s statute of repose in medical malpractice cases when challenged on equal protection grounds.   Georgia has a five-year statue of repose in medical malpractice cases (Tennessee has a three-year statute of repose).

The case is Nichols v. Gross, S07A1027 ( Georgia S. C. Nov. 21, 2007).  Read the opinion here.