Doctor apologies may be unusable in court
A new bill in legislation at this time states that doctor apologies may not be able to be used in court.
While doctors and hospitals are required to report medical mistakes to the state, doctors do not offer any apologies for fear that it may hurt them later if the case ends up as a medical malpractice lawsuit.
A short section of a new bill is trying to change this. If the language is made a law, it will make any statements of regret or apology unusable in court for any claim or civil action.
The goal of the bill is to create some sort of open communication that will allow patients to understand what went wrong and what will be done to prevent future errors. Officials are hoping that this will help to cut down on medical malpractice lawsuits.
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