No admission: open disclosure u-turn
Should a doctor be compelled to admit a serious mistake?
Margaret Murphy knows more about medical error than most. Her 21-year-old son Kevin died in 1999 as a result of medical error. But it was only after a lengthy court battle that the doctors involved admitted liability.
“We were given the runaround. There was a lot of muddying the waters. Appalling suggestions were made to us, which drove us to a place [court] that we as a family would never have considered going,” Murphy said....
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