04 Apr Learning from Litigation – How Health Care is Learning from Lawsuits
The New York Times posted the article “Learning from Litigation – How Health Care is Learning from Lawsuits” on their website. This is an excellent article which explains that one of the benefits of litigation and filing lawsuits is that it increases patient safety. The article states “[e]ach year tens of thousands of people die, and hundreds of thousands more are injured, as a result of medical error.” Many think the fear of litigation is keeping hospitals from being transparent in their response to errors, however, new evidence suggests the opposite. Hospitals are now more inclined to apologize, which in my opinion is very important because I find that many of my clients state their main reason for proceeding to litigation is because a simple apology was never forthcoming.
Tarun B. Rana, Esq.
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