November 28, 2012, ERIE, PA — Erie medical malpractice lawyer Eric Purchase presented a critical analysis of Pennsylvania’s proposed apology legislation to local doctors and lawyers last night at the bi-annual meeting of the Coalition of Attorneys and Physicians of Erie. The seminar, entitled “Sorry Seems to be the Hardest Word,” was meant to educate Erie attorneys and physicians about apologies and their role in medical malpractice lawsuits with particular emphasis on a bill in the Pennsylvania legislature that would provide special privileges to doctors and nursing homes that ordinary Pennsylvanians would not enjoy.
Attorney Purchase’s presentation focused on the pernicious effects of laws that violate the principle that all people should enjoy the equal protection of law. He demonstrated that the proposed legislation would grant a special group of people, including doctors and nursing home employees, privileges at trial that other citizens would not enjoy. He then illustrated the potential the law has for creating both unjust results and for causing citizens to lose faith in the inherent fairness of the civil justice system.
Despite an audience composed mostly of physicians, Mr. Purchase’s presentation was well-received. Most in attendance accepted the medical malpractice law critique as even-handed and well-researched although many continued to believe that Pennsylvania should pass a law that gives doctors special privileges.
To see the powerpoint presentation used by the Erie medical mistake lawyer, click HERE.
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