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  •  When doctors admit mistakes, and (1+ / 0-)
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    Joe Bob

    people's out of pocket costs are covered - that is, when a medical error is handled like a mechanic's error - in general, people do not sue.

    They sue when the costs are so large that additional damages are incurred - for example, permanent disability. They also sue when the hospital or doctor are arrogant and/or appear to be covering up the mistake, and the patient feels that the same thing could happen again tomorrow.

    Fry, don't be a hero! It's not covered by our health plan!

    by elfling on Wed Feb 10, 2010 at 10:41:42 AM PST

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