The Wisconsin State Assembly passed Assembly Bill 120 on Tuesday, February 18. The measure, colloquially known as the “I’m sorry bill,” protects physicians and medical institutions from lawsuits when expressing condolences.
The passing of the bill was due mostly to backing by Republican assembly members. Under the bill, expressions of sympathy to patients cannot be seen as an admission of fault. The new bill will prevent patients from using apologies as evidence in medical malpractice cases.
The proposed legislation has now been passed to the state Senate for consideration.
If you or someone you know has been the victim of medical malpractice in Green Bay, the attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, could help fight for compensation to cover the cost of injuries. Call 800-242-2874 to speak with a knowledgeable attorney.