In this issue of JAMA Internal Medicine, Sage et al1 report a novel study of nondisclosure provisions among Texas malpractice settlement agreements. Nearly all the settlements contained at least one type of disclosure restriction, and approximately 40% barred claimants from discussing the facts surrounding their injury. Nearly a quarter prohibited claimants from alerting a professional regulatory body to what happened.
Mello MM, Catalano JN. Should Malpractice Settlements Be Secret?. JAMA Intern Med. 2015;175(7):1135-1137. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2015.1038