Streamlined Medical Malpractice Resolution Gains Traction in Other States

//Streamlined Medical Malpractice Resolution Gains Traction in Other States

Streamlined Medical Malpractice Resolution Gains Traction in Other States

By David Mittleman

In Michigan, medical malpractice claims can be lengthy, burdensome, and expensive. Injured survivors and their families often have to wait years for a resolution, and the process leaves them feeling like their complaints go unheard. That may change, however, if a model being piloted in Massachusetts catches on.

Emphasis on Cooperation, Improvement

The pilot program focuses on a prompt response to instances of medical malpractice. The approach is known as “CARe” – Communication, Apology, and Resolution. The hope is that medical providers will honestly discuss treatment errors with patients. In turn, statements of sympathy …read more

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