Tag Archives: Apology Statute; Statement of Fault

Merit Decision: Apology Statute Meant to Keep Out Admissions of Fault…Assuming There is an Apology. Stewart v. Vivian

On  September 12, 2017, the Supreme Court of Ohio handed down a merit decision in Stewart v. Vivian, Slip Opinion No. 2017-Ohio-7526. The court was asked to answer the following certified question:

“[Are] a health care provider’s statements of … Continue reading

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What’s On Their Minds: Can a Doctor’s Admission of Fault During An Apology Be Used in Court? Dennis Stewart, Individually and as the Administrator of the Estate of Michelle Stewart, Deceased v. Rodney E. Vivian, M.D., et al.

Update: On September 12, 2017, the Supreme Court of Ohio handed down a merit decision in this case.  Read the analysis here.

“Where is the apology?”

Justice O’Neill

On April 6, 2017, the Supreme Court of Ohio heard … Continue reading

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