Signing away your right to sue for malpractice?

Apparently some doctors in New Jersey have started requiring patients to sign malpractice waivers that would cap potential damages, require arbitration of all cases, and otherwise limit the patient’s legal options in the event of malpractice.

I don’t see these holding up in court, but I’m not really sure. What I am sure about is that (1) if I was a patient, I sure as heck wouldn’t agree to this, and (2) these waivers will be everywhere soon, until the resulting litigation firestorm is over.

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