“I’m sorry” laws generally absolve physicians and other health-care providers from liability resulting from expressions of apology or condolence after an unanticipated outcome of medical care. As of 2011, 36 states have passed a form of “I’m sorry” legislation. Physicians and other health-care providers should pay close attention to their state’s...Read More
Every surgeon in Nebraska should be aware that he or she – not the hospital – bears the entire legal responsibility for obtaining a patient’s informed consent prior to surgery (except in cases where the hospital is actually the surgeon’s employer). Therefore, non-employee surgeons should never simply rely on a hospital to perform the consent function.
It was not always clear in...Read More