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Sorry may be the hardest word, but it can avoid medical malpractice suits
 

Sorry may be the hardest word, but it can avoid medical malpractice suits

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Recently, there have been increased incidences of medical malpractices. Patients, and their attorneys, admitted that they were suing in response to the wall of silence around the medical world’s “deny and defend” policy.
 
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2 Feb 2017 - General
 
I think this really depends on how the apology is being expressed and communicated. Most of the time, families who feel attended to and cared for may overlook lapses in clinical judgment as long as they know that their doctors are putting in their best effort. But then again, of course, there are patients who think differently, and no amount of apology can prevent them from filing a lawsuit. Nevertheless, physicians and all healthcare professionals should be knowledgeable in communicating and ex...
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