Learning from our Mistakes: A New Model of Malpractice Resolution

Evelyn McKnight, president of HONOReform
Evelyn McKnight, president of HONOReform

“Dear sir or madam: you have been potentially exposed to Hepatitis C, Hepatitis B and HIV through unsafe practices by your healthcare provider. Please come to our facility to be tested.”

Those were the opening sentences of an official letter that I received from the Nebraska Health Department in 2002.

Thus began my involvement in malpractice litigation as a plaintiff.

But through this experience, we have developed a new model of malpractice resolution – one that requires not only compensation for the victim, but also safeguards the welfare of the community through remediation of medical error.

I was honored to share this model in a TEDx Omaha Talk last month. Please take a look at the talk, share it with your network, and join our campaign by following HONOReform Foundation’s Facebook page!

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