Shaak, a Georgia appeals court had occasion to affirm a trial court's order ruling inadmissible, pursuant to Georgia's medical apology law
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