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June. 2015

Jeffrey Catalano Co-Authors Article on Confidentiality of Med-Mal Settlements

Jeffrey N. Catalano co-authored an article in JAMA Internal Medicine that accompanied a study on the use of nondisclosure clauses in malpractice settlement agreements.

Mr. Catalano's article, published online May 11, 2015, discusses how, from the standpoint of patient safety, some nondisclosure clauses should never be justified, and others should be negotiated on a case-by-case basis.

Mr. Catalano devotes a substantial portion of his practice to representing plaintiffs in medical malpractice cases. He is a member of MACRMI, a Massachusetts-based alliance of teaching hospitals, their insurers, and patient advocacy groups. MACRMI advocates transparent communication, sincere apologies from medical providers, and fair compensation in cases involving avoidable medical harm.