Thursday, February 17, 2005

Apology without malpractice suit?

Arizona lawmakers want to make it legal for doctors to apologize to their patients without the apology being included in lawsuits. Trial attorneys are against it:

Senate Bill 1036 would allow doctors and other medical providers to say "I'm sorry" without their apologies being admitted in court as evidence of liability or as an admission of guilt.At least six states have passed a similar bill, and there is anecdotal evidence that it's resulted in fewer lawsuits being filed.


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