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Malpractice claims for urogenital injuries.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3193519     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Precise information regarding patient injuries, claims and compensation in medical malpractice cases is scarce. This dearth is especially evident among cases citing injury to the genitourinary system. In an effort to explore the topic of iatrogenic urogenital damage 3,454 malpractice claims were reviewed and an analysis of 122 cases involving urogenital injury is presented. The 2 types of claims that predominated were negligent surgery, and failure to diagnose and treat urogenital disease. Nonurological practitioners were the focus of allegations of negligence in two-thirds of each type of claim. Certain surgical procedures and clinical shortcomings in a wide range of specialties were identified as being prevalent causes of malpractice claims for urogenital injuries. The correlation between money paid to claimants and specific types of injury also was examined. Suggestions are offered regarding ways to reduce the risk of malpractice liability.
A F Morey; H T Foley; D G McLeod; T L Pendergrass
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of urology     Volume:  140     ISSN:  0022-5347     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Urol.     Publication Date:  1988 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1989-01-06     Completed Date:  1989-01-06     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0376374     Medline TA:  J Urol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1475-8     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Legal Medicine, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, D.C.
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MeSH Terms
Diagnostic Errors
Iatrogenic Disease*
Intraoperative Complications
Malpractice* / legislation & jurisprudence
Military Personnel*
Urogenital System / injuries*

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