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Tuesday, November 24, 2015

DoD Expands Medical Injury Transparency Program

The Department of Defense is expanding a program, already underway at eight facilities, in which conversations are encouraged between medical practitioners and patients about medical injuries.  The program allows patients and providers an avenue to discuss injuries and apologize.  Alternative dispute resolution is also provided.  The program does not require a waiver of malpractice actions, though the Feres Doctrine already prevents active-duty troops from suing for med mal.  Pursuant to the program, no determinations about negligence are made.  Military Times has the story.

https://lawprofessors.typepad.com/tortsprof/2015/11/dod-expands-medical-injury-transparency-program.html

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