As reported in The Boston Globe, "the plan calls on doctors and nurses to fully disclose mistakes to patients and apologize." By accepting a financial settlement, a patient surrenders the right to sue.
The article quotes Lubin & Meyer attorney Drew Meyer, who represents many patients in medical malpractice claims.
“For the most part, malpractice insurers are looking for a discount from fair compensation’’ by making an early offer, Meyer said. But “if a patient’s rights are not limited in any way, I have no issue with an attempt at early resolution. Cases just drag on for years.’’You can read the full article in The Boston Globe at: Mass. hospitals promise openness, apologies.
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