Colorado Candor Act

The 2019 Colorado Candor Act, C.R.S. 25-51-101, creates a mechanism for the possible resolution of medical malpractice claims which allows the physician or other provider (including service corporations and hospitals) to avoid reporting the claim to the Medical Board. Since the Medical Board is statutorily obligated to review all medical malpractice settlements for possible disciplinary action, the Act seeks to create a mechanism for resolving claims in a ‘risk free’ manner for physicians/providers.

There are some key components to the Candor Act that patients should be aware of. First, the decision to utilize or invoke the procedures of the Act are unilateral, in the sole discretion of the physician or provider, not in response to a demand or claim initiated by the patient. The patient will receive a written notice from the physician or provider, within 180 days of the date of the date they acquired knowledge of the ‘adverse incident’ or injury resulting occurrence.

If you receive a notice from a physician or provider, it will state that you have a right to have an attorney represent you. The benefits of an attorney are the same as if you were involved in a medical malpractice case. The experienced attorney will be able to ascertain the true value of your injury and advise you or the relative merits of accepting the provider’s offer (if one is conveyed during the process) versus pursuing other actions like complaints to the medical board or filing a claim or lawsuit.

Denver’s “America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigator” James Avery has over 35 years representing patients in medical malpractice settlements and litigation, and can represent you in your Candor Act discussions or subsequent lawsuit, if necessary. If you or a loved one is facing the need to respond to a Candor Act notice, contact James Avery as soon as possible to know your rights and the value of your injury claim. Call 303-840-2222 now or complete the confidential contact form below.

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Trial lawyer James W Avery selected to America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators


February 1, 2020 – Announcing the selection of James W. Avery among America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators® for 2020.  Previous selection includes 2019 (Inaugural year).  Selection to America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators® is by invitation only and is reserved to identify the nation’s most exceptional trial attorneys in high value, high stakes legal matters.

To be considered for selection, an attorney must have litigated (for either plaintiff or defendant) a matter (1) with at least $2,000,000 in alleged damages at stake or (2) with the fate of a business worth at least $2,000,000 at stake. These minimum qualifications are required for initial consideration.  Thereafter, candidates are carefully screened through comprehensive Qualitative Comparative Analysis based on a broad array of criteria, including the candidate’s professional experience, litigation experience, significant case results, representative high stakes matters, peer reputation, and community impact in order to rank the candidates throughout the state.

Only the top 100 qualifying attorneys in each state will receive this honor and be selected for membership among America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators®.  With these extremely high standards for selection to America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators®, less than one-half percent (0.5%) of active attorneys in the United States will receive this honor — truly the most exclusive and elite level of attorneys in the community.

High Stakes Litigator James W Avery

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When experience counts, trust Avery Law Firm to handle the case.  Contact James Avery now! Call +1-303-840-2222 or complete the confidential contact form below (24/7).  New York-Colorado-Indiana


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Who We Help at Avery Law Firm

Denver trial lawyer James W Avery (J.D.-Univ. of Denver Law-1982) is the founder of Colorado’s Top Personal Injury Law Firm.  Personal injury practice areas include

  • hospital liability and health care law
  • automobile, truck, train, plane and motorcycle accidents
  • defective products (product liability e.g., talc, implants)
  • drug liability
  • professional malpractice
  • wrongful death and dismemberment
  • paralysis and disability (brain and spinal cord injury)
  • insurance settlements and bad faith
  • federal tort claims
  • burns
  • toxic exposure

To contact us about your personal injury claim, and get a free case evaluation, please complete this form or call 303-840-2222.