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Apology laws have always been a quandary. I have repeatedly said they make docs feel more comfortable about apology but have little legal value. Most would assume apology laws reduce medial malpractice claims but a study by Stanford Law Review shows that this is not the case. In states with apology laws, non-surgeon physicians saw higher rates of medical malpractice lawsuits and dollars paid out. Defense lawyers should want to use the evidence created in a disclosure process if a case goes to trial.