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September 30, 2009

VA Admision of Error, Saying Sorry, Contact your Lawyer

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: — veteranclaims @ 3:59 pm

When the Government says they are Sorry, accept it, but don’t sign anything until you consult with your lawyer.

You have to protect your rights.

Full Article at:Study: Saying ‘I’m Sorry’ Reduces Lawsuits

“Apologies and open communication with patients about medical errors are the keys to reducing malpractice claims by as much as 55 percent, according to a recent commentary in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) referencing decades of evidence published by “Sorry Works!,” a coalition led by Doug Wojcieszak, a public relations consultant.”

“The University of Michigan Health System (UMHS) adopted many of these strategies, including an apology after a medical error that resulted in a greater than 50-percent reduction in average litigation costs and reduced malpractice claims by 55 percent between 1999 and 2006.”

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