Glaucoma is a leading cause of professional liability claims involving eye care practitioners.
Reasons for litigation include the severe loss of vision that can resul if the disease goes undetected and the variety of lega theories-breach of informed consent, negligence, anc product liability-under which a practitioner may be held liable.
Leading cases and claims are reviewed to describe the variety of clinical situations in which glaucoma-related lawsuits have been successfully alleged.
Eye care practitioners are most likely to be charged with failure to diagnose open-angle glaucoma, but failure to warn patients of suspicious findings and adverse effects of antiglaucoma medications are also significant causes of liability claims.
Mots-clés Pascal : Glaucome, Aspect médicolégal, Homme, Oeil pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Glaucoma (eye), Forensic aspect, Human, Eye disease
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 97-0355765
Code Inist : 002B09J. Création : 12/09/1997.