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2019 Medical Provider Expressions of Sympathy Comparative Law Review

July 2019

Authors: Bonnie G. Ackerman, Stephanie M. Carr, Tucker C. Kramer, Camille E. Shora

An invaluable resource regarding so-called “apology laws,” the 2019 Medical Provider Expressions of Sympathy Comparative Law Review presents an overview of statutes addressing the admissibility of medical providers’ statements or expressions of sympathy, in addition to supplemental information for consideration in states and territories without laws or statutes regarding such expressions. 

The specific legal areas covered include:

  • Statutory references
  • Application
  • Scope of statements
  • Requirements regarding to whom and by whom the statement(s) must be made
  • Admissibility of statements, expressions or gestures of apology, fault, sympathy, etc.
  • Supplemental information for consideration in states and territories without laws or statutes. 

To discuss the review or address any issues that may arise, contact a Wilson Elser Medical Malpractice & Health Care attorney.

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