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Wisconsin bill will allow doctors to express sympathy

The Wisconsin Senate recently passed a bill that will prevent any kind of expressions of sympathy from being used as evidence against medical practitioners in medical malpractice or negligence lawsuits. Under the bill, which has been sent to Governor Scott Walker for his decision, medical practitioners who be able to express apologies or condolences to their patients without having to worry that their words will be used against them in court.

Critics of the bill have argued that justice may become difficult to achieve for victims of medical malpractice, while supporters of the bill have stated that it will encourage open communication between doctors and their patients.

Unfortunately, victims of medical malpractice usually suffer emotionally and financially as a result of the negligence committed by medical practitioners. Fortunately, it may be possible for victims in Wisconsin to get compensation. Speak with our lawyers at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. about taking such action by calling 800-242-2874.