In a study of medical malpractice lawsuits, the top five reasons people gave for initiating the lawsuit were:
- So that it would not happen to anyone else
- I wanted an explanation
- I wanted the doctors to realize what they had done
- To get an admission of negligence
- So that the doctor would know how I felt
And the number one thing the doctor or hospital could have done to prevent the lawsuit? An explanation and apology.