Believe it or not, some state laws forbid the disclosure of medical errors.Below is an article from a Colorado woman seeking disclosure of medical mistakes:
"GOLDEN - The loss of her only son still a sharp wound, Patty Skolnik is determined to make Colorado the 16th state to publicize malpractice judgments against doctors.
Skolnik, of Centennial, appeared at a news conference Tuesday where Health Grades announced it has gone online with the first national data base with information on malpractice settlements against doctors. Information on malpractice judgments, settlements and arbitration awards against doctors from 15 states is available at www.healthgrades.com.
Health Grades, which bills itself as the nation's largest independent health-care rating company, can only make available the information if the states don't shield it, said Sara Loughran, executive vice president."
Read the full article in the Rocky Mountain News.