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Government Agency Creates Candor to Help Patients Fight Medical Malpractice

Wilson & McQueen May 1, 2017

Medical mistakes in the United States cause the deaths of tens of thousands of patients annually, and even more people incur injuries because of said mistakes. Not every case of harm is caused by negligence. Even when a doctor does everything correctly, the patient can end up with an infection or worsened condition. However, when hospitals do make mistakes, they usually never confess to it.

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, an agency within the United States Department of Health and Human Services, has developed a plan to combat this issue. The Communication and Optimal Resolution (Candor) program was tested at 14 hospitals in three healthcare systems. Candor aims to support patients, their families, and clinicians after medical malpractice occurs. The idea is that within an hour, medical practitioners will discuss the issues of the case with families or patients. The plan opens up lines of communication so no party is left confused and hurt.

The attorneys at Wilson & McQueen, PLLC have years of experience litigating personal injury cases in Lexington and other areas in Kentucky. We could help you receive the favorable results that you want in your case. Call our offices to discuss your legal options.