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  1. Ophthalmic malpractice lawsuits withlarge monetary awards.

    Article - En anglais

    Malpractice claims against ophthalmologists that were closed with patient indemnification of at least $250 000 (18% of all eye claims closed with payment to patients) were analyzed for risk prevention.

    The incident of alleged malpractice occurred within 1 month of the initial physician-patient encounter in 43% of claims and on the initial encounter in 17%. Cataract was the most frequent problem for which these patients sought treatment.

    Eighty-four percent of these patients sustained injuries resulting in legal blindness or worse.

    The most frequent complication of treatment (25%) was failure or delay in diagnosis of detached retina, or negligent treatment resulting in a retinal detachment.

    The most frequent factors influencing the decision to seek a settlement included altered records, poor documentation, informed consent problems, failure to see the patient promptly, and failure to obtain or follow the advice of a consultant.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Ophtalmologie, Chirurgien, Faute professionnelle, Pratique professionnelle, Indemnité dédommagement, Malade, Homme, Santé publique

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Ophthalmology, Surgeon, Malpractice, Professional practice, Indemnity, Patient, Human

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 96-0166834

    Code Inist : 002B09N. Création : 199608.