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Einstein (Sao Paulo). 2017;15(1):40-44. doi: 10.1590/S1679-45082017AO3781.

Civil liability of the ophthalmologist in the São Paulo Court of Appeals.

[Article in English, Portuguese; Abstract available in Portuguese from the publisher]

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1
Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil.
2
Universidade Federal do Estado do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil.
3
Universidade Federal de São Paulo, São Paulo, SP, Brazil.

Abstract

in English, Portuguese

Objective:

To conduct a data survey on the subject of medical claims involving civil liability in ophthalmology at the São Paulo Court of Appeals.

Methods:

A case law research was carried out on the São Paulo Court of Appeals website searching for the keyword "ophthalmologist" for all years until 2016.

Results:

Of the 65 cases found, 29 were selected. There has been an increase in the number of claims in ophthalmology, especially in surgical procedures on the anterior chamber of the eye. Most lower court judgments were for defendant.

Conclusion:

The study suggested the need for specialists to exercise the required amount of care when treating the patients, so that they may understand the risks inherent to the procedure. Despite the increase in claims, most decisions were favorable for the physician.

PMID:
28444087
PMCID:
PMC5433305
DOI:
10.1590/S1679-45082017AO3781
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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