Those who have been victimized by medical malpractice know that they deserve some level of compensation for their increased medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages and things of this nature. Traditionally, this means that they would have to sue the doctor or the medical institution to prove that this compensation was deserved in court.
However, thanks to the CANDOR act, some victims of medical malpractice may not have to go to court in order to get compensation for their injuries. They can simply work with an attorney outside of the court system. It’s important to know how this act works and what benefits it may have for you.
More than just compensation
Passed back in 2019, the Colorado Candor Act goes beyond just compensation. It seeks to create a voluntary framework so that medical care providers can respond to any patients who had negative health events. In some cases, these negative events may be linked to malpractice, but not always.
Under this new framework, a non-adversarial process can be embraced. The medical professionals can talk about why the incident happened, exactly what took place and how they can keep it from happening again. They may also provide compensation to the victim if it’s clear that the medical team made a mistake.
Court cases can sometimes be so combative that healthcare providers simply feel they have to fight to prove they did nothing wrong. This new system gives them a place to admit mistakes and seek solutions, which can hopefully lead to better overall care in the future. But it can also provide compensation to those who need it.
If you believe you’ve been victimized by a medical mistake that led to serious complications, make sure you know about all of your legal options.