Several state reps in Wisconsin have introduced legislation that would require any surgery room to offer patients the option of having their procedure audio and video recorded, The Washington Post reported on June 24.
The proposed act was named after Julie Ayer Rubenzer of Waukesha, who died from anesthesia overdose during a breast enhancement procedure in 2003. The bill, which is said to be the first bill of its kind in the U.S., hopes to help medical malpractice victims and their families to acquire evidences of malpractice that would firmly stand in the court of law.
The proposal came amid a $500,000 verdict in a case filed against two doctors who were audiotaped insulting a patient during a colonoscopy.
The bill, which was met with criticism from different hospital and medical organizations, is not likely to be ratified by the state legislature before this year’s adjournment.
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