Mar 12, 2011

Patrick Proposes Cooling-off Period and No-risk Apologies to Help Reduce Med Mal Suits

Listen to this WBUR report from Bob Oaks on proposed changes to medical malpractice laws in Massachusetts by Governor Deval Patrick. Quoting the story:
Under proposed changes, doctors in Massachusetts would be able to apologize to patients — without the risk that their apology could be used against them later, in court. The state would also implement a six-month “cooling off period,” so that hospitals and patients could try to resolve problems without lawsuits.
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