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Medical malpractice lawsuits could be reduced by doctors being willing to apologise and talk to victims

Many believe that malpractice reform legislation should involve doctors saying sorry for their mistakes and being more open about what happened and what they can do to prevent it happening again. Many patients go to the courts to get answers or to prevent reoccurrence. However a man whose wife had a misdiagnosed a brain aneurysm which left her disabled says he would have welcomed an apology but would still have sued. In another case where a heart attack was not diagnosed, doctors refused to talk to the family who turned to the courts to get answers.

Source: summary of medical news story as reported by Associated Press

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About: Medical malpractice lawsuits could be reduced by doctors being willing to apologise and talk to victims

Date: 8 November 2004

Source: Associated Press

Author: Lindsey Tanner

URL: http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=541&ncid=751&e=9&u=/ap/20041108/ap_on_he_me/sorry_doctors

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