In medical practice, during certain procedures that usually are not regarded highly demand-ing, some skill-based errors, that might not be considered as medical malpractice, may occur. In fact, such errors can be caused by factors beyond the physician’s control.A review of Greek case law regarding medical malpractice in otorhinolaryngology was performed to identify cases of lawsuits that concerned medical errors during routine procedures. The analysis of the cases showed that some medical errors may cause serious complications, even if deviation from the standard of medical care is minimal. Thus, in some cases it may be difficult to make a distinction between preventable and unpreventable complications. Certain medical errors from routine medical procedures might be considered unpreventable and, therefore, classified as almost no-fault errors. A brief commentary regarding opportu-nities to further improve the medical liability system after the SARS-CoV-2 emergency is also given.

Are errors in otorhinolaryngology always a sign of medical malpractice? Review of the literature and new perspectives in the sars-cov-2 (covid-19) era / Voultsos P.; Oliva A.; Grassi S.; Palmiero D.; Spagnolo A.G.. - In: ACTA OTORHINOLARYNGOLOGICA ITALICA. - ISSN 0392-100X. - ELETTRONICO. - 40:(2020), pp. 157-163. [10.14639/0392-100X-N0674]

Are errors in otorhinolaryngology always a sign of medical malpractice? Review of the literature and new perspectives in the sars-cov-2 (covid-19) era

Grassi S.;
2020

Abstract

In medical practice, during certain procedures that usually are not regarded highly demand-ing, some skill-based errors, that might not be considered as medical malpractice, may occur. In fact, such errors can be caused by factors beyond the physician’s control.A review of Greek case law regarding medical malpractice in otorhinolaryngology was performed to identify cases of lawsuits that concerned medical errors during routine procedures. The analysis of the cases showed that some medical errors may cause serious complications, even if deviation from the standard of medical care is minimal. Thus, in some cases it may be difficult to make a distinction between preventable and unpreventable complications. Certain medical errors from routine medical procedures might be considered unpreventable and, therefore, classified as almost no-fault errors. A brief commentary regarding opportu-nities to further improve the medical liability system after the SARS-CoV-2 emergency is also given.
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