apology law


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apology law

A colloquial term for any legal statute that encourages health care providers to acknowledge and disclose medical errors openly. Although apology laws vary from one jurisdiction to another, most include some measure of legal protection for the individual or agency making the apology.
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Shaak, a Georgia appeals court had occasion to affirm a trial court's order ruling inadmissible, pursuant to Georgia's medical apology law, GA.
states now have apology laws that provide legal protection for the apologies made by individuals and sometimes corporations.
22) Marlynn Wei, Doctors, Apologies, and the Law: An Analysis and Critique of Apology Laws, 39 J.
The link between apology laws and reducing medical errors is indirect.
Not only does this legislation allow businesses to express empathy for those affected by a situation, but there is growing evidence that apology laws actually reduce the number of lawsuits and the time required to settle them.
Law firm BLG says apology laws help businesses manage financial and reputational risk
Wei, who authored a 2006 article on the use and effectiveness of state apology laws (J.