Medical liability has become a challenge in every physician's modern practice with the consequent loss of the physician's autonomy and an increase in “defensive medicine”. From this perspective, the role of Legal Medicine in assessing medical liability has become increasingly specific and a homogenization of the methods of ascertainment is increasingly necessary, since such a process can contribute to strengthening the guarantees in professional liability procedures. Focusing on malpractice claims in the field of cardiology, the complexity of the management of cardiac pathologies and the frequency of severe adverse events implies the importance of a multi-disciplinary approach, together with the application of a shared ascertainment methodology. In particular, it is essential for the forensic pathologist to collaborate with experts in cardio-pathology, cardiology and/or cardiac surgery in cases of alleged medical liability in the cardiologic field and to follow the guidelines which have been produced to assist the expert dealing with deaths reflecting cardiac disease, in order to prevent criticism of case analysis in medico-legal environments and to promote the standardization of the structure of the juridical-legislative medical malpractice lawsuits.

Malpratice claims in cardiology and cardiac surgery: A medico-legal issue / Montisci, R.; Licciardi, M.; Cecchi, R.; Kondo, T.; Gerosa, G.; Casula, R.; Cecchetto, G.; Montisci, M.. - In: LEGAL MEDICINE. - ISSN 1344-6223. - 65:(2023), pp. 102319-102319. [10.1016/j.legalmed.2023.102319]

Malpratice claims in cardiology and cardiac surgery: A medico-legal issue

Cecchi R.;
2023

Abstract

Medical liability has become a challenge in every physician's modern practice with the consequent loss of the physician's autonomy and an increase in “defensive medicine”. From this perspective, the role of Legal Medicine in assessing medical liability has become increasingly specific and a homogenization of the methods of ascertainment is increasingly necessary, since such a process can contribute to strengthening the guarantees in professional liability procedures. Focusing on malpractice claims in the field of cardiology, the complexity of the management of cardiac pathologies and the frequency of severe adverse events implies the importance of a multi-disciplinary approach, together with the application of a shared ascertainment methodology. In particular, it is essential for the forensic pathologist to collaborate with experts in cardio-pathology, cardiology and/or cardiac surgery in cases of alleged medical liability in the cardiologic field and to follow the guidelines which have been produced to assist the expert dealing with deaths reflecting cardiac disease, in order to prevent criticism of case analysis in medico-legal environments and to promote the standardization of the structure of the juridical-legislative medical malpractice lawsuits.
2023
65
102319
102319
Malpratice claims in cardiology and cardiac surgery: A medico-legal issue / Montisci, R.; Licciardi, M.; Cecchi, R.; Kondo, T.; Gerosa, G.; Casula, R.; Cecchetto, G.; Montisci, M.. - In: LEGAL MEDICINE. - ISSN 1344-6223. - 65:(2023), pp. 102319-102319. [10.1016/j.legalmed.2023.102319]
Montisci, R.; Licciardi, M.; Cecchi, R.; Kondo, T.; Gerosa, G.; Casula, R.; Cecchetto, G.; Montisci, M.
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