ACTIONS, PROCESS, AND SERVICE OF PROCESS
MEDICAL INJURY ACTIONS
507-E:4 Evidence of Admissions of Liability.
I. In this section "family" means spouse, parent, grandparent, stepfather, stepmother, child, adopted child, grandchild, brother, sister, half-brother, half-sister, father-in-law, or mother-in-law.
II. A statement, writing, or action that expresses sympathy, compassion, commiseration, or a general sense of benevolence relating to the pain, suffering, or death of an individual and that is made to that individual or to the individual's family is inadmissible as evidence of an admission of liability in a medical injury action.
III. This section does not apply to a statement of fault, negligence, or culpable conduct that is part of or made in addition to a statement, writing, or action described in paragraph II.
Source. 2005, 144:1, eff. Jan. 1, 2006.