Court weighs 'I'm sorry' vs. 'I'm responsible'

November 2011
Same-Day Surgery;Nov2011, Vol. 35 Issue 11, p118
Academic Journal
The article reports on factors which the Ohio Court of Appeals considered prior to rendering a decision in the malpractice case against physician Michael Knapic, who apologized to the family of a former patient who died as a result of a medical error.


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