James Woods - James Woods Testifying To Support New Medical Bill

Subscribe to James Woods alerts

Casino star James Woods is set to testify at a U.S. government committee hearing in support of a new bill regarding botched medical treatments.
The actor will speak before the House Committee on Judiciary in his native Rhode Island on Wednesday (29Feb12) in favour of a law which would allow hospital executives to apologise for mistakes made by their staff without having to face the threat of legal action.
Woods decided to lend his backing to the so-called 'benevolent gestures' bill following his own experience with Rhode Island medics following the 2006 death of his younger brother Michael, who suffered a heart attack and died at Kent Hospital.
The actor filed suit against doctors, accusing them of failing to do enough to save his sibling, but he agreed to drop the medical negligence suit in 2009 after the hospital president issued a sincere apology.
Under the proposed bill, such an admission would not be admissible as evidence if the incident were to go to court in a civil suit.


Tags: James Woods - Casino

Subscribe to James Woods alerts

More James Woods

Jamesy Boy Movie Review

While this true prison drama is sharply shot and acted, there isn't a moment we haven't seen before. Instead of drawing out the uniqueness of...

White House Down Movie Review

This may look exactly like Gerard Butler's over-serious Olympus Has Fallen, but it's actually that film's smarter, sillier younger brother: the one you like even...

Ashton Kutcher - Jobs Video Interview

Ashton Kutcher is interviewed about his leading role as Apple founder Steve Jobs in the upcoming biopic 'Jobs'. He talks about Jobs' musical inspirations and...

Jobs Trailer

Steve Jobs founded Apple Inc. with his techie pal Steve Wozniak after leaving Reed College in Portland, Oregon at which he managed only a 6...


James Woods And Maggie Gyllenhaal Among Guests At 'White House Down' NY Premiere - Part 1

Some of the supporting cast from 'White House Down' including 'Crazy, Stupid, Love.' actress Joey King, 'Flight' star Garcelle Beauvais, James Woods from 'Shark' and...

Life In The Old 'Jobs' Yet: Ashton Kutcher's Biopic Gets Nationwide Release

Ashton Kutcher's Steve Jobs biopic , which garnered average reviews at the very best following its screening at the Sundance Music Festival, will get a...

Channing Tatum On President-Saving Duty In White House Down (Trailer)

White House Down stars Channing Tatum as John Cale, a former USCP officer who is turned down for a job in the Secret Service but...

White House Down Trailer

When USCP officer John Cale is turned down as he applies for a highly coveted role in the Secret Service, he is devastated but cannot...



James Woods Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on James Woods

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All