On Tuesday, February 18 the Wisconsin State Assembly passed a bill that protects physicians from medical malpractice lawsuits.
The bill protects doctors who say “I’m sorry” or express other condolences from legal action. Their words cannot be used to bring suit against them in a court of law. The Wisconsin Medical Society supports the bill, saying that the legislation will help to support and promote “frank and full communications between a physician and a patient.”
However, detractors of the bill are worried that the bill will make it harder victims of medical malpractice to launch a successful lawsuit against the negligent physicians or medical institutions.
Though it is important for doctors to be protected under the law, patients are entitled to sue if they have been mistreated at a hospital. The attorneys at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, represent Rhinelander medical malpractice victims. Call (800) 242-2874 to discuss your legal options with an experienced legal professional.