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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040404/variables-that-impact-medical-malpractice-claims-involving-plastic-surgeons-in-the-united-states
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Piper Boyll, Paul Kang, Raman Mahabir, Robert W Bernard
Background: Medical malpractice lawsuits contribute directly and indirectly to the cost of healthcare in the United States. Reducing medical malpractice claims represents an often unrecognized opportunity for improving both the quality and affordability of healthcare. Objectives: The aim of this study was to better understand variables of the informed consent process that may contribute to reducing malpractice claims in plastic surgery. Methods: A prospective multiple choice questionnaire was distributed via email to all of the 1694 members of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) to evaluate attitudes and practices of informed consent in relation to medical malpractice...
October 12, 2017: Aesthetic Surgery Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29039390/health-information-technology-involved-in-malpractice-cases-trends-review-and-opportunities-for-safety-improvement
#2
Maxim Topaz, Adam Schaffer, Warren Acker, Ken Lai, Tom Korah Zfania, Jonathan Einbinder, Li Zhou
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2017: Studies in Health Technology and Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034379/medical-malpractice-an-introduction-for-the-dental-practitioner
#3
Inbal Blau, Liran Levin
With the plethora of medical malpractice claims, health care providers are forced to deal not only with medical matters but also with legal issues. Thus, unfortunately, every time health care providers give a medical treatment, they should be aware of the legal implications of their act. Most medical malpractice cases will be resolved in civil law and will have financial implications, but in extreme cases (such as causing death by negligence) criminal procedure may also be conducted, meaning criminal sanctions (imprisonment or fine)...
2017: Quintessence International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034185/ashtawarga-plants-suffering-a-triple-standardization-syndrome
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REVIEW
Jaswinder Kaur Virk, Vikas Gupta, Sanjiv Kumar, Ranjit Singh, Parveen Bansal
Ayurveda is one of the oldest known holistic health care systems recommending diverse medicinal uses of plants for prevention and cure of diseases and illness. World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that the holistic system is gaining more popularity due to its easy availability, low cost, congeniality, better accessibility and higher safety than allopathic medicine. Demand of herbal drugs is increasing day-by-day because of increasing popularity of herbal drugs; however market fails to meet this supply due to numerous factors, one of the important factors being the extinction of these plants from local flora...
October 2017: Journal of Traditional and Complementary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027837/malpractice-in-paediatric-minimally-invasive-surgery-a-current-concept-results-of-an-international-survey
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Ciro Esposito, Maria Escolino, Marcela Bailez, Steve Rothenberg, Mark Davenport, Amulya Saxena, Anthony Caldamone, Philipp Szavay, Paul Philippe, Holger Till, Philippe Montupet, George W Holcomb Rd
This study aimed to assess malpractice in paediatric minimally invasive surgery (MIS), and attitudes, prevention strategies and mechanisms to support surgeons while they are under investigation. An observational, multicentric, questionnaire-based study was conducted. The survey questionnaire was sent via mail, and it comprised four sections. Twenty-four paediatric surgeons (average age 54.6 years), from 13 different countries, participated in this study. The majority had >15 years of experience in MIS. Three (12...
January 1, 2017: Medicine, Science, and the Law
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29022232/a-case-of-fatal-perimyocarditis-due-to-a-rare-disease
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Stefanie Plenzig, Sara Heinbuch, Hannelore Held, Marcel A Verhoff, Constantin Lux
Although myocarditis is caused by viral infections in about 50% of cases in European countries, various other causative agents are known. We report the case of a 51-year-old man who died several months after being diagnosed with asthma by his general practitioner. This diagnosis had been confirmed by a pulmonologist approximately 6 weeks before the man's death. To rule out the possibility of medical malpractice the prosecuting authority ordered a forensic autopsy. At autopsy macroscopic indicators for perimyocarditis and pneumonia were found...
October 11, 2017: Forensic Science, Medicine, and Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29017086/dose-dependent-mortality-involving-convulsions-due-to-subarachnoid-urografin%C3%A2-injection-in-rats
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Ryo Shimada, Jiro Ezaki, Kazuhiko Kibayashi
An ionically hypertonic contrast medium Urografin® was inadvertently administered into the subarachnoid space of an individual and this resulted in convulsions and acute respiratory failure. We examined the effects of subarachnoid Urografin® injections on the rat central nervous system. The onset and frequency of the convulsions, as well as fatality, were dependent on the amount of Urografin® administered. No convulsions were observed in rats receiving injections of hypertonic NaCl solution or saline. The results confirmed that subarachnoid injections of Urografin® cause convulsions and death, as previously reported in human cases, and our study ascertained the causal relationship between the above malpractice and fatal outcomes...
September 30, 2017: Legal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28990944/the-opinion-of-turkish-cardiologists-on-current-malpractice-system-and-an-alternative-patient-compensation-system-proposal-pcs-study-group
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Ayhan Olcay, Sadık Volkan Emren, Gamze Babür Güler, Ekrem Güler, Vedat Ertunç, Rida Berilgen, Abdullah Aslan, Ersin Çağrı Şimşek, Şükriye Ebru Gölcük, Kıvanç Yalın
OBJECTIVE: Cardiologists participate in the diagnosis and interventional treatment of numerous high-risk patients. The goal of this study was to investigate how the current malpractice system in Turkey influences cardiologists' diagnostic and interventional behavior and to obtain their opinions about an alternative patient compensation system. METHODS: The present cross-sectional study assessed the practice of defensive medicine among cardiologists who are actively working in various types of workplace within the Turkish healthcare system...
October 2017: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneği Arşivi: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneğinin Yayın Organıdır
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28984431/what-do-we-know-about-alara-is-our-knowledge-sufficient-about-radiation-safety
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Ibrahim B Atci, Hakan Yilmaz, Veysel Antar, Nuriye G Ozdemir, Oguz Baran, Sila Sadillioglu, Mehmet Ozel, Okan Turk, Mehmet Yaman, Hakan Topacoglu
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to determine the knowledge of neurosurgeons and emergency physicians about ALARA (as low as reasonably achievable) and to gain awareness to them about this topic. METHODS: A multiple-choice survey comprising 17 questions was performed to 30 neurosurgeons and 70 emergency room doctors. RESULTS: Emergency medicine doctors, neurosurgeons, emergency medicine residents, neurosurgery residents and general practitioners participated in the survey...
December 2017: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28973121/predicting-the-future-a-case-study-in-prognostication
#10
Peter Flipsen
Purpose: Clinicians are regularly asked to make long-term prognoses. The aim of the current report was to present one systematic approach to doing so. A case example from a malpractice case involving a child fitted with a cochlear implant was presented. Implantation occurred at age 17 months (activation 1 month later), but due to a procedural error, the implant was not functional for 19 months. The problem was ultimately rectified, but the legal case hinged largely on whether the child would be able to make up for the lost time...
September 19, 2017: American Journal of Speech-language Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28971925/outcomes-in-two-massachusetts-hospital-systems-give-reason-for-optimism-about-communication-and-resolution-programs
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Michelle M Mello, Allen Kachalia, Stephanie Roche, Melinda Van Niel, Lisa Buchsbaum, Suzanne Dodson, Patricia Folcarelli, Evan M Benjamin, Kenneth E Sands
Through communication-and-resolution programs, hospitals and liability insurers communicate with patients when adverse events occur; investigate and explain what happened; and, where appropriate, apologize and proactively offer compensation. Using data recorded by program staff members and from surveys of involved clinicians, we examined case outcomes of a program used by two academic medical centers and two of their community hospitals in Massachusetts in the period 2013-15. The hospitals demonstrated good adherence to the program protocol...
October 1, 2017: Health Affairs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28970057/understanding-the-legal-essentials-of-a-bowel-injury-lawsuit-in-minimally-invasive-gynecological-surgery
#12
REVIEW
Paul A Walden, Burak Zeybek, John Y Phelps
Bowel injury is a known inherent complication of minimally invasive gynecological surgery. However, it does not automatically signify medical malpractice. Plaintiff attorneys representing patients seeking legal recourse from their bowel injury typically allege claims of intraoperative negligence, delay in diagnosis, and lack of informed consent in an effort to circumvent the assertion that it is a known inherent complication. Additionally, damage awards in bowel injury lawsuits can easily exceed the amount covered by the policy limits of a medical malpractice insurance plan, leaving the gynecologist financially responsible for the difference...
September 29, 2017: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28958119/-comment-on-the-article-arbitration-processes-after-mammary-augmentation-plasties-analysis-of-procedures-with-medical-malpractice-and-litigation-at-the-north-german-arbitration-board
#13
Raymund E Horch
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2017: Handchirurgie, Mikrochirurgie, Plastische Chirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28958117/-does-the-hand-solely-belong-in-the-hands-of-a-qualified-hand-surgeon
#14
Asim Güven, Kerstin Kols, Klaus Fischer, Michael Schönberger, Sixtus Allert
Background In Germany, Hand Surgery is an additional qualification that can only be obtained by a three-year training after a completed residency in General Surgery, Plastic Surgery or Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery. Nevertheless, injuries and diseases of the hand are also treated by physicians without this particular qualification. It is questionable whether these treatments more often lead to medical malpractice. Material and Methods 376 charges of medical malpractice in surgical treatments of the hand and forearm that were closed in 2014 and 2015 were collected by the Arbitration Board for Medical Liability Issues of the Medical Association of North Germany...
September 2017: Handchirurgie, Mikrochirurgie, Plastische Chirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28958116/-conciliatory-proceedings-of-a-german-mediation-center-after-breast-augmentations
#15
Sixtus Allert, Celeste Flechtner, Peter M Vogt, Christian Herold
Introduction The requested by the "Norddeutsche Schlichtungsstelle ["North German Mediation Centre"] reveal the complications and problems of breast augmentation. The North German Mediation Centre is responsible for ten federal states in Germany (Berlin, Brandenburg, Bremen, Hamburg, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Lower Saxony, Saarland, Saxony-Anhalt, Schleswig-Holstein and Thuringia) and is thus the largest mediation centre in Germany Material and Methods We analysed requests from patients, expert reports ordered by the North German Mediation Centre and the final verdicts of mediations after breast augmentations between 2000 and 2007...
September 2017: Handchirurgie, Mikrochirurgie, Plastische Chirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28958113/-legal-quality-criteria-of-expert-opinions-in-liability-for-medical-malpractice
#16
Johann Neu
In litigation regarding to liability for medical malpractice the court itself for lack of medical expert knowledge cannot judge a claimed error in treatment. That applies too for the question if there is causation between the error in treatment and claimed damage to patient's health. In this respect, the court is dependent on a medical expert and is bound to his assessment, unless there is no quality deficit in respect of medical and/or legal criteria. The more the medical expert knows the legal background of physician's liability for medical malpractice, the less is the risk of legal quality deficits in his expert opinion and thereby also of judicial errors by court...
September 2017: Handchirurgie, Mikrochirurgie, Plastische Chirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28953089/lawsuits-after-primary-and-revision-total-knee-arthroplasty-a-malpractice-claims-analysis
#17
Diana C Patterson, Ronald Grelsamer, Michael J Bronson, Calin S Moucha
INTRODUCTION: As the number of total knee arthroplasties (TKAs) increases, the number of associated complications will also increase. Our goal with this study was to identify common causes of and financial trends relating to malpractice claims filed after TKA. METHODS: We analyzed malpractice claims filed for alleged neglectful primary and revision TKA surgeries performed between 1982 and 2012 by orthopaedic surgeons insured by a large New York state malpractice carrier...
October 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28942775/missed-diagnosis-of-cardiovascular-disease-in-outpatient-general-medicine-insights-from-malpractice-claims-data
#18
Gene R Quinn, Darrell Ranum, Ellen Song, Margarita Linets, Carol Keohane, Heather Riah, Penny Greenberg
BACKGROUND: Diagnostic errors are an underrecognized source of patient harm, and cardiovascular disease can be challenging to diagnose in the ambulatory setting. Although malpractice data can inform diagnostic error reduction efforts, no studies have examined outpatient cardiovascular malpractice cases in depth. A study was conducted to examine the characteristics of outpatient cardiovascular malpractice cases brought against general medicine practitioners. METHODS: Some 3,407 closed malpractice claims were analyzed in outpatient general medicine from CRICO Strategies' Comparative Benchmarking System database-the largest detailed database of paid and unpaid malpractice in the world-and multivariate models were created to determine the factors that predicted case outcomes...
October 2017: Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929230/defensive-medicine-among-neurosurgeons-in-the-netherlands-a-national-survey
#19
Sandra C Yan, Alexander F C Hulsbergen, Ivo S Muskens, Marjel van Dam, William B Gormley, Marike L D Broekman, Timothy R Smith
OBJECTIVE: In defensive medicine, practice is motivated by legal rather than medical reasons. Previous studies have analyzed the correlation between perceived medico-legal risk and defensive behavior among neurosurgeons in the United States, Canada, and South Africa, but not yet in Europe. The aim of this study is to explore perceived liability burdens and self-reported defensive behaviors among neurosurgeons in the Netherlands and compare their practices with their non-European counterparts...
September 20, 2017: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904546/evidence-based-draft-guideline-for-prevention-of-midwifery-malpractices-based-on-referred-cases-to-the-forensic-medicine-commission-and-the-medical-council-from-2006-2011
#20
Leila Asadi, Marjan Beigi, Mahbube Valiani, Fardin Mardani
BACKGROUND: Medical errors are the main concerns in health systems, which considering their ascending rate in the recent years, especially in the field of midwifery, have caused a medical crisis. Considering the importance of evidence-based health services as a way to improve health systems, the aim of this study was to suggest a guideline for preventing malpractice in midwifery services. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this cross-sectional study that was conducted in 2013, we investigated 206 cases that were referred to the Isfahan Legal Medicine Organization and Medical Council of Forensic Medicine from 2006-2011...
July 2017: Iranian Journal of Nursing and Midwifery Research
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