Malpractice Consult

Retained surgical item lawsuits will cost you"Given the costs of defense and the challenge to defend lawsuits involving [retained surgical items], preventing them from occurring at all is the best solution," writes Brianne Goodwin, JD, RN.
Top 5 malpractice articles of 2017Ranging from advice on telephone triage to reports on cases involving circumcision requiring revision surgery to a missed kidney cancer diagnosis, these were our most-read “Malpractice Consult” columns online from 2017.
Damage from ureteral stent results in $8.5 million verdictIn this "Malpractice Consult" column, Dawn Collins, JD, also discusses cases involving penile pain following cystoscopy, alleged failure to diagnose kidney obstruction, and death follow stent placement.
How incidental radiology findings can lead to malpractice litigation"Incidental radiology findings are low-hanging fruit that organizations should develop processes for handling proactively," writes Brianne Goodwin, JD, RN.
Severe pain after male sling implantation results in lawsuitThis "Malpractice Consult" column also includes cases involving scarring from penile injections and failure to remove a fragment from a penile implant.
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Transplanted kidney found to be cancerous; patient sues
Informed consent: A medicolegal guide for urologistsInformed consent in medicine generally refers to one of two things: the process by which a provider obtains consent through discussion of risks, benefits, and alternatives with patients, and the actual form that is signed by the physician and the patient. Both are critical pieces to any medical malpractice litigation where a claim for lack of informed consent has been pled.
Telephone triage can jeopardize patient safety, lead to litigation
Telephone triage can jeopardize patient safety, lead to litigationLawsuits involving telephone triage tend to allege failure in a physician’s duty to treat, abandonment of the patient, or provision of sub-standard care.
Missed kidney cancer diagnosis leads to death, legal action