University of Michigan Hospital Malpractice Claims ApproachPosted on Mar 12, 2009
When presented with a claim the hospital performs an internal investigation to review the merits of the claim. They often agree to meet with the patient and the medical malpractice lawyer to discuss the case before a lawsuit is even filed. This process has reduced the number of the lawsuits filed against them. Of course, they do not agree to accept liability and responsibility in every case and lawsuits are still filed, but their innovative approach has been studied and replicated by other hospitals throughout the United States.