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Apologies bill approved by Wisconsin Senate

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Physicians, doctors, and other health care practitioners may be able to stop worrying that their statements of apology and condolence will be used against them in a court of law during negligence cases if Governor Scott Walker passes it. The bill was approved by the Wisconsin Senate via a vote of 19-14 on Tuesday, April 1, which was the last day of the two-year legislative session. It was passed by the Assembly earlier in February.

According to the main supporters of the measure, it will pave the way for doctors and patients to maintain an open and honest line of communication between each other. However, opponents of the bill have stated it will make it harder for people to file successful medical malpractice claims.

Doctors and other health care providers have the duty to provide the highest standard of medical care possible. Should you receiving negligent medical care in Racine, causing you harm, talk with the attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. about filing a lawsuit. You can call us today at (262) 554-6200.