2019 Georgia Code
Title 51 - Torts
Chapter 1 - General Provisions
§ 51-1-27. Recovery for medical malpractice authorized

Universal Citation: GA Code § 51-1-27 (2019)

A person professing to practice surgery or the administering of medicine for compensation must bring to the exercise of his profession a reasonable degree of care and skill. Any injury resulting from a want of such care and skill shall be a tort for which a recovery may be had.


Orig. Code 1863, § 2915; Code 1868, § 2922; Code 1873, § 2973; Code 1882, § 2973; Civil Code 1895, § 3831; Civil Code 1910, § 4427; Code 1933, § 84-924.

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