Doug Wojcieszak lost his brother to medical errors.
His parents ultimately won a malpractice award, but no physician apologized or admitted a mistake, Wojcieszak writes in a new GHN Commentary.
“Often, doctors don’t talk about mistakes because they are afraid of our legal system,’’ says Wojcieszak, founder of Sorry Works!, a leading advocacy organization for disclosure after medical errors.
“However, physicians might not be so fearful of fulfilling their ethical responsibilities if we could replace our current medical malpractice model.’’
Wojcieszak writes of a proposal to replace the current tort system with one similar to the workers’ compensation system – a plan he says will soon be considered by Georgia lawmakers. Here is a link to his Commentary.
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