On Tuesday, April 1 the Wisconsin Senate approved a bill that allows apologies, expressions of sympathy, and condolences made by doctors to patients inadmissible as evidence in a civil trial.
Under the bill, a physician can express condolences to their patients without fearing that their statements will be used against them in a court of law as an admission of guilt. Those who opposed the bill were of the opinion that trial attorneys would find it harder to bring a case against doctors or physicians even if they had rightful cause to do so.
If a patient is injured because of a physicians carelessness, the doctor or hospital should be held accountable for the resulting damages. The attorneys at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® advocate for patients that have sustained injuries because of negligent medical practices. Call our offices today at (920) 459-8000 to learn more about how an attorney might be able to help your case.