Under a new bill recently approved by the Wisconsin Senate, expressions of sympathy from medical practitioners will not be able to be submitted as evidence against them in court during medical malpractice and negligence suits. With a vote of 19-14, the Republican bill preventing apologies or any act of sympathy to patients or their relatives to be used as evidence against medical practitioners passed.
Proponents of the bill stated that doctors and their patients will now be able to have more open communication. Those opposed to the law, however, argued that medical malpractice victims will have more difficulty getting justice against irresponsible doctors.
The bill is now awaiting Governor Scott Walker’s decision.
Our lawyers at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® know that in Appleton alone many people have been victimized by medical malpractice. Fortunately, there are laws in place that allow victims of this negligence to get the justice and compensation they need. Discuss your situation with us today by calling 800-242-2874.