Apology laws don’t help physicians avoid malpractice suits, study finds

(By Ayla Ellison for Becker’s Hospital Review)

More than 30 states have adopted apology laws that prohibit a physician’s apology to a patient from being admissible in a malpractice lawsuit. Although apology laws are intended to reduce malpractice lawsuits by allowing physicians to freely express their condolences or apologies to patients or their families, a recent study from Vanderbilt University found these laws do not limit medical malpractice liability risk. Continue reading article here…

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