Jeffrey N. Catalano, a partner with Todd & Weld whose practice includes representing victims of medical negligence, was quoted in Kaiser Health News on January 20, 2015. The article by Michelle Andrews, entitled "Mass. Malpractice Reforms Offer Faster More Open Process for Injured Patients," discussed the impact of the recent Massachusetts law calling for communication, apology and resolution (CARe) in cases of medical negligence.
Mr. Catalano, who is an officer of the Massachusetts Bar Association, described a case in which he represented a woman who had gall bladder surgery. A medical mistake was made and months later she was diagnosed with stage 3 ovarian cancer. The case was dealt with under the CARe mandates and the whole process took about a year, far less than a drawn-out legal battle would have involved. "The hospital did the right thing," Mr. Catalano said. "My client felt really good about it. She felt like she was heard."
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