While everyone deserves their day in court, it is important that premiums are not driven so high by overzealous trial lawyers that business and medical communities are no longer willing to do business in Georgia. The result of ridiculously high insurance rates incurred to cover lawsuits has in turn caused consumer’s fees to skyrocket. Without Tort Reform we are moving to a dangerous situation of high consumer costs with little availability of needed services. Each year doctors, hospitals and businesses are closing their doors in Georgia because they can’t afford to stay open. Tort Reform is designed to protect the future interests of Georgians and insure their children have the medical and business opportunities they desire.