Ohio Lawmakers Propose Law to Shield Doctors from Admitting Medical Malpractice in Court

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Imagine finding out you or your loved one was injured, or even killed, as the result of a medical mistake. What if your doctor told you it was his fault? Ohio is proposing a new law that would prevent victims of medical malpractice from using doctors’ admissions of fault against them in court.

As a medical malpractice lawyer, one of the most common requests I get from victims and their families is they want answers. They want to know what caused the injury or death, and they want to know if the medical mistake could have been prevented.

Ohio lawmakers propose that a new law shielding doctors’ admissions of fault from being used against them in court, will allow doctors to be honest with patients and their families; providing them with the answers they need and will prevent the filing of some medical malpractice lawsuits.

Ohio currently has an “I’m Sorry” Law that protects apologies by doctors from being used in court. The proposed law would expand on this existing law by including admissions of fault. Medical malpractice attorneys, myself included, strongly oppose this law because doctors should have to own up to their mistakes in and out of court.

There is no other profession, in which you are allowed to make a mistake, admit fault for that mistake, but then be protected in a court of law. Lawmakers believe this will give victims and their families the answers they need, but answers are not the only thing they need – they need compensation for their damages and loss. They also need to know that what happened to them isn’t going to happen to others in the future.

If you or someone you love was injured as the result of a medical mistake, you have to call me now for a FREE consultation at 1 (877) 944-4373. I will help you understand your rights. As your Ohio Medical Malpractice Lawyer, I’ll be there for you, and I’ll Make Them Pay!®

Author: Tim Misny | For more than 33 years, personal injury lawyer Tim Misny has represented the injured victim in birth injurymedical malpractice, and catastrophic injury/wrongful death cases, serving “Cleveland, Akron/Canton, Columbus & Cincinnati, Ohio.” You can reach Tim by email at tmisny@misnylaw.com or call at 1 (877) 944-4373.