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No. 1 way for hospitals to prevent malpractice lawsuits

Malpractice lawsuits can be costly for a hospital in several ways. Not only can they hurt your wallet, they also negatively affect your reputation, which can cause harm for years down the line. But two simple words may prevent many malpractice cases against hospitals: “I’m sorry.” 

‘I’m sorry’: Two words that can avoid a lawsuit

When an inevitable medical error takes place, few health care providers want to admit to a patient — or the surviving family — that they screwed up. But that just might be the smartest thing they can do.