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The genesis of plastic surgeon claims. A review of recurring problems.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10063461     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The authors examine several cases in which malpractice claims are the result of either poor documentation, lack of preoperative photographs, inadequate informed consent, or poor patient-selection criteria. In each case, they discuss what errors took place and the end result of the claim. The cases presented in the article are intended to help readers avoid potential medical malpractice traps in the future and be diligent with office documentation.
M Gorney; J Martello
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinics in plastic surgery     Volume:  26     ISSN:  0094-1298     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin Plast Surg     Publication Date:  1999 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1999-06-02     Completed Date:  1999-06-02     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0424767     Medline TA:  Clin Plast Surg     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  123-31, ix     Citation Subset:  IM    
Doctors' Company, Napa, California, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Informed Consent / legislation & jurisprudence
Malpractice / legislation & jurisprudence*
Patient Compliance
Patient Selection
Postoperative Complications
Smoking / adverse effects
Surgery, Plastic / legislation & jurisprudence*
United States

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