Read as much as you want on BostonGlobe.com, anywhere and anytime, for just 99¢.

Mass. hospitals urged to apologize, settle

For hospitals, avoiding lawsuits may mean learning to say ‘I’m sorry’

Mary White was totally unprepared for the call from her gynecologist late one Friday afternoon. A routine polyp removed a week earlier had turned out to be an aggressive uterine cancer. She needed urgent surgery.

Two weeks later, doctors removed her uterus, ovaries, fallopian tubes, cervix, and lymph nodes.

Your comment is subject to the rules of our Posting Policy

This comment may appear on your public profile. Public Profile FAQ

You have reached the limit of 5 free articles in a month

Stay informed with unlimited access to Boston’s trusted news source.

  • High-quality journalism from the region’s largest newsroom
  • Convenient access across all of your devices
  • Today’s Headlines daily newsletter
  • Subscriber-only access to exclusive offers, events, contests, eBooks, and more
  • Less than 25¢ a week