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Esposito, C; Escolino, M; Bailez, M; Rothenberg, S; Davenport, M; Saxena, A; Caldamone, A; Szavay, P; Philippe, P; Till, H; Montupet, P; Holcomb Rd, GW.
Malpractice in paediatric minimally invasive surgery - a current concept: Results of an international survey.
Med Sci Law. 2017; 57(4):197-204
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Till Holger

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This study aimed to assess malpractice in paediatric minimally invasive surgery (MIS), and attitudes, prevention strategies and mechanisms to support surgeons while they are under investigation. An observational, multicentric, questionnaire-based study was conducted. The survey questionnaire was sent via mail, and it comprised four sections. Twenty-four paediatric surgeons (average age 54.6 years), from 13 different countries, participated in this study. The majority had >15 years of experience in MIS. Three (12.5%) surgeons reported a total of five malpractice claims regarding their MIS activity. The reasons for the claims were a postoperative complication in 3/5 (60%) cases, a delayed/failed diagnosis in 1/5 (20%) cases and the death of the patient in 1/5 (20%) cases. The claims concluded with the absolution of the surgeon in all cases, and monetary compensation to the claimant in two (40%) cases. Eleven (45.8%) surgeons were invited as expert counsels in medico-legal actions. Medico-legal aspects have a minimal impact on the MIS activity of paediatric surgeons. In this series, claims concluded with the absolution of the surgeon in all cases, but they had a negative effect on the surgeon's reputation and finances. A key element in supporting surgeons while they are under investigation is always to choose a surgeon who is an expert in paediatric MIS as legal counsel. A constant update on innovations in paediatric MIS and appropriate professional liability insurance may also play a key role in reducing medico-legal consequences.
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