Tag Archive for ‘disclosure and offer’
This article looks at the early disclosure and offer program at the University of Michigan Health System, Ann Arbor, which has shown promising results since its implementation 10 years ago. The program has served to increase accountability, improve the physician-patient relationship, reduce costly litigation, and improve patient safety.
The current medical liability system has multiple shortcomings, which are summarized in this article. The authors describe the pros and cons of several alternatives for reforming the liability system, including safe harbors, early disclosure and offer programs, judge-directed negotiation programs, and health courts.
The common goals of physicians and attorneys who represent plaintiffs in medical liability lawsuits are described in this article as are examples of injured patients who have benefited from legal professions available in current tort law.