Monday, June 28, 2004

From the Medical Association of Georgia:

As a result of MAG’s lobbying efforts, the General Assembly has passed a law, which will allow physicians to file a lien for their reasonable charges incurred in treating a patient who has suffered an injury and has filed a lawsuit as a result of that injury. The lien will be placed on any settlement of the lawsuit or a judgment after trial. Physicians should file the lien with the clerk of the superior court of the county in which the medical practice is located and in the county in which the patient resides along with a verified statement setting forth the name and address of the patient, the name and address of the medical practice, the dates of treatment and the amount of the charges. Previously, hospitals had the right to file such a lien but physicians did not. The bill will take effect on July 1, 2004.

Glad to see we got something out of the 2004 General Assembly session.
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