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Sorry Works! Founder Doug Wojcieszak Joins Patients For Fair Compensation National Advisory Board

"I am excited to join PFC because I believe this organization has the potential to improve communication and dialogue between doctors, patients, and families after something goes wrong"

Atlanta, Georiga (November 28, 2011) - Patients for Fair Compensation (PFC), a new not-for-profit advocacy group, today announced that Doug Wojcieszak, founder of Sorry Works!, America's leading disclosure advocacy and training organization, has joined the PFC national advisory board to help educate on the true costs of defensive medicine - the practice of ordering medical tests, procedures, or consultations of doubtful clinical value in order to protect the prescribing physician from malpractice suits.

Wojcieszak founded Sorry Works! in 2005 after the loss of his oldest brother to medical errors forced his family to file a medical malpractice lawsuit. His family received a settlement but (at the time) no apology for the errors.  Wojcieszak and Sorry Works! have trained thousands of physicians, nurses, attorneys, and administrative personnel in hospitals and insurers on full-disclosure methods as a middle ground solution to the malpractice crisis.  Crittenden's Medical Insurance News wrote that Sorry Works! is "at the forefront" of the disclosure movement.

"We are truly honored that Doug Wojcieszak has joined Patients for Fair Compensation.  Doug has experienced the medical malpractice issue from every angle conceivable, and his position as a leading advocate for disclosure of medical errors is an important addition to our organization," said Patients for Fair Compensation Chairman Richard L. Jackson.

Patients for Fair Compensation was founded to educate and propose policy solutions that eliminate the incentives to practice defensive medicine.  By replacing the current medical liability system with one modeled after the Workers' Compensation System, we can better align the interests of patients, doctors and taxpayers to stop the practice of defensive medicine and ensure real access to justice. The no fault Patients' Compensation System (PCS) assures all patient complaints are heard, quickly resolved, and more patients are fairly compensated.

"I am excited to join PFC because I believe this organization has the potential to improve communication and dialogue between doctors, patients, and families after something goes wrong," said Wojcieszak.  "I believe this approach provides the potential for more people being compensated in a quicker fashion."

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