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Malpractice in hernia surgery

P Nordin, J Ahlberg, H Johansson, H Holmberg, L Hafström
PURPOSE: Surgical repair of groin hernia should be carried out with minimal complication rates, and it is important to have regular quality control and accurate means of assessment. The Swedish healthcare system has a mutual insurance company (LÖF) that receives claims from patients who have suffered healthcare-related damage or malpractice. The Swedish Hernia Register (SHR) currently covers around 98% of all Swedish groin hernia operations. The aim of this study was to analyse damage claims following groin hernia repair surgery and link these with entries in the SHR, in order to identify risk factors and causes of injuries and malpractice associated with hernia repair...
April 2017: Hernia: the Journal of Hernias and Abdominal Wall Surgery
M Ahonen-Siirtola, J Vironen, J Mäkelä, H Paajanen
AIM: Our aim was to evaluate the incidence and type of severe complications in adult primary and incisional ventral hernia surgery reported to the National Patient Insurance Centre in Finland during 2003-2010. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The Finnish National Patient Insurance Centre covers the whole country and handles financial compensation for patients' injuries without proof of malpractice. All the claims concerning ventral hernioplasties in the Centre between the years 2003 and 2010 were retrospectively analyzed...
June 2015: Scandinavian Journal of Surgery: SJS
Amanda L Walters, Kristian T Dacey, Alla Y Zemlyak, Amy E Lincourt, B Todd Heniford
BACKGROUND: Litigation analysis and clinician education are essential to reduce the number and cost of malpractice claims. This study evaluates the clinical characteristics and legal outcomes of medical malpractice litigation initiated by patients having undergone a hernia repair operation. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Published civil suits were obtained from a legal database for state and federal decisions constituting case law. The published material includes information on defendants, plaintiffs, allegations, outcomes, and a variety of legal issues...
April 2013: Journal of Surgical Research
Hannu Paajanen, Tom Scheinin, Jaana Vironen
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to evaluate the incidence of severe complications of adult inguinal hernia surgery from 2003 to 2007 using data from the Finnish National Patient Insurance Association. METHODS: All major surgical complications are reported to the association because it handles financial compensation for patients' injuries without proof of malpractice. The number of inguinal hernioplasties was obtained from the National Hospital Discharge Registry...
June 2010: American Journal of Surgery
M H Shiwani, J Gosling
INTRODUCTION: Correctly performed informed consent acts as a shield against complaints by patients and claims of malpractice against doctors. Inguinal hernia repair accounts for 10% of the general surgical workload and shows a marked variation in the consenting of individuals. AIM: To compare the variations in consenting practice among various grades of surgeons for the primary repair of open inguinal hernia with specific reference to the documentation of significant risk of surgery...
February 2009: Hernia: the Journal of Hernias and Abdominal Wall Surgery
F Dean Griffen, Linda S Stephens, James B Alexander, H Randolph Bailey, Scott E Maizel, Beth Howell Sutton, Karen L Posner
BACKGROUND: All physicians must be vigilant in the pursuit of safe care for patients. While problems in care are identified, education that provides an understanding of these problems and guidelines for improvement can enhance patient safety. Our objective was to determine problematic aspects of surgical care, including care provided by surgeons before, during, after, and instead of surgery, that negatively affect patient safety. STUDY DESIGN: Four hundred sixty malpractice claims against general surgeons were reviewed by surgeons (FACS)...
April 2007: Journal of the American College of Surgeons
H F Kienzle
The Expert Commission for medical malpractice which is part of the Medical Chamber of Nordrhein received about 60 applications in connection with laparoscopic cholecystectomy; as of August 1998 5 complaints were let off and 11 of them are still being considered. So far 44 complaints have been considered and in 25 of them medical malpractice has been established. The medical malpractice detected laparoscopic cholecystectomy cases were mainly bile duct injuries of which 13 required a biliodigestive anastomosis for reconstruction, four cases required and end-to-end anastomosis and in one case a T-tube drainage was needed...
1999: Zentralblatt Für Chirurgie
F Niemann, S Kovacicek, R Sailer
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March 20, 1971: Zentralblatt Für Chirurgie
F Niemann, S Kovacicek
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June 1971: Bruns' Beiträge Für Klinische Chirurgie
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