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A aplicação do Código de Defesa do Consumidor às ações judiciais por alegado erro médico; The application of the Code of Consumer Protection to claims for alleged medical malpractice

Campos, Roberto Augusto de Carvalho; Scapin, Andréia Cristina
Fonte: Editora Revista da Faculdade de Direito da USP; São Paulo Publicador: Editora Revista da Faculdade de Direito da USP; São Paulo
Tipo: Artigo de Revista Científica
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A presente pesquisa tem como objetivo analisar a responsabilidade do médico dentro do contexto doutrinário e jurisprudencial da atualidade e demonstrar, a partir da análise de ações judiciais por alegado erro médico, propostas perante o Poder Judiciário, que os direitos atribuídos ao consumidor pelo Código de Defesa do Consumidor, bem como as prerrogativas de facilitação do acesso ao Judiciário atualmente são aplicados pelos profissionais do Direito ao exercício da atividade médica de forma generalizada, ou seja, tanto em relação às sociedades empresárias – hospitais, clínicas e planos de saúde, quanto aos profissionais liberais, sem considerar que o § 4º do art. 14 do Código de Defesa do Consumidor, ao estabelecer como requisito para a responsabilidade do profissional liberal a comprovação de culpa (imprudência, negligência e imperícia), determina, a contrario sensu, a aplicação das normas do Código Civil, de forma que, também as prerrogativas de facilitação de acesso ao Judiciário, exclusivas da legislação de consumo, não poderiam ser aplicadas ao exercício da atividade pelo profissional liberal.; This paper aims to analyze the medical responsibility within the context of the current doctrine and case law to demonstrate...

Erro médico em cirurgia do aparelho digestivo: contribuição para o estudo das provas técnicas, periciais e documentais e suas implicações jurídicas; Medical malpractice in digestive system surgeries: a contribution to the study of technical, expert, and documentary evidence and its legal implications.

Opitz Junior, João Baptista
Fonte: Biblioteca Digitais de Teses e Dissertações da USP Publicador: Biblioteca Digitais de Teses e Dissertações da USP
Tipo: Dissertação de Mestrado Formato: application/pdf
Publicado em 01/09/2005 PT
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Neste trabalho foram analisados trinta processos judiciais, que tramitam pelos Fóruns Regionais Cíveis de São Paulo, capital e interior e Instituições Periciais da Capital. Fez-se as extrações individualizadas de cada processo, objetivando definir as principais causas e documentos juntados ao mesmo e conseqüências de cada condição. Iniciou-se pela importância prática do tema para efeito de evolução médico-social. Buscou-se estudar a visão da relação médico-paciente, mesmo durante a demanda, a informação ao paciente e seus familiares dos procedimentos e limitadores do ato médico; o documental técnico jurídico juntado ao processo; o preparo técnico-jurídico do médico e, se, a propositura de ação depende da formação e especialização do profissional. Foram analisados processos judiciais de primeira instância no período de 1996 a 2002 correlacionados à cirurgias do aparelho digestivo. Usou-se como parâmetro de análise exclusivamente os documentos juntados aos autos onde buscou-se a existência clara da quebra da relação médico-paciente, a existência de consentimento informado, a verificação do documental juntado à defesa pelas partes ou solicitação judicial e a qualificação do profissional envolvido nas ações. Finalmente...

A aplicação do código de defesa do consumidor às ações judiciais por alegado erro médico; The application of the Code of Consumers for alleged medical malpractice suits.

Scapin, Andréia Cristina
Fonte: Biblioteca Digitais de Teses e Dissertações da USP Publicador: Biblioteca Digitais de Teses e Dissertações da USP
Tipo: Dissertação de Mestrado Formato: application/pdf
Publicado em 07/06/2010 PT
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A presente pesquisa tem como objetivo analisar a responsabilidade do médico dentro do contexto doutrinário e jurisprudencial da atualidade e demonstrar, a partir da análise de ações judiciais por alegado erro médico, propostas perante o Poder Judiciário, que os direitos atribuídos ao consumidor pelo Código de Defesa do Consumidor, bem como as prerrogativas de facilitação do acesso ao judiciário atualmente são aplicados pelos profissionais do Direito ao exercício da atividade médica de forma generalizada, ou seja, tanto em relação às sociedades empresárias hospitais, clínicas e planos de saúde, quanto aos profissionais liberais, sem considerar que o §4º do artigo 14 do Código de Defesa do Consumidor, ao estabelecer como requisito para a responsabilidade do profissional liberal a comprovação de culpa (imprudência, negligência e imperícia), determina, a contrario sensu, a aplicação das normas do Código Civil, de forma que, também as prerrogativas de facilitação de acesso ao judiciário, exclusivas da legislação de consumo, não poderiam ser aplicadas ao exercício da atividade pelo profissional liberal.; This study aims at analyzing physicians responsibilities at both the doctrinal and jurisprudential levels to date. Thus...

Medical malpractice in perspective. I--The American experience.

Quam, L; Dingwall, R; Fenn, P
Fonte: PubMed Publicador: PubMed
Tipo: Artigo de Revista Científica
Publicado em 13/06/1987 EN
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Concern over the possibility of an American style medical malpractice "crisis" in the United Kingdom has recently been voiced by members of both medical and legal professions. The validity of such fears is examined by reviewing the conditions that have given rise to the current American difficulties. It is argued that the rise in malpractice insurance premiums and associated restrictions in availability should be seen against the background of underwriting problems specific to medical liability in conjunction with a general decline in reinsurance cover. The evidence in relation to the clinical and resource implications of malpractice is analysed. In particular, arguments that increased litigation has influenced the practice of "defensive" medicine and the choice of specialty are critically examined. Medical malpractice claims and insurance are only part of a professional environment which is undergoing dramatic social and economic changes, many of which seem more plausible candidates to be treated as important influences on the nature and organisation of health care in the United States.

Responding to the Medical Malpractice Insurance Crisis: A National Risk Management Information System

Wess, Bernard P.; Jacobson, Gary
Fonte: PubMed Publicador: PubMed
Tipo: Artigo de Revista Científica
Publicado em 04/11/1987 EN
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In the process of forming a new medical malpractice reinsurance company, the authors analyzed thousands of medical malpractice cases, settlements, and verdicts. The evidence of those analyses indicated that the medical malpractice crisis is (1)emerging nation- and world-wide, (2)exacerbated by but not primarily a result of “predatory” legal action, (3)statistically determined by a small percentage of physicians and procedures, (4)overburdened with data but poor on information, (5)subject to classic forms of quality control and automation. The management information system developed to address this problem features a tiered data base architecture to accommodate medical, administrative, procedural, statistical, and actuarial analyses necessary to predict claims from untoward events, not merely to report them.

Medical Malpractice: The Experience in Italy

Traina, Francesco
Fonte: Springer-Verlag Publicador: Springer-Verlag
Tipo: Artigo de Revista Científica
EN
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At the present time, legal actions against physicians in Italy number about 15,000 per year, and hospitals spend over €10 billion (~US$15.5 billion) to compensate patients injured from therapeutic and diagnostic errors. In a survey summary issued by the Italian Court for the Rights of the Patient, between 1996 and 2000 orthopaedic surgery was the highest-ranked specialty for the number of complaints alleging medical malpractice. Today among European countries, Italy has the highest number of physicians subject to criminal proceedings related to medical malpractice, a fact that is profoundly changing physicians’ approach to medical practice. The national health system has paid increasingly higher insurance premiums and is having difficulty finding insurance companies willing to bear the risk of monetary claims alleging medical malpractice. Healthcare costs will likely worsen as Italian physicians increasingly practice defensive medicine, thereby overutilizing resources with the goal of documenting diligence, prudence, and skill as defenses against potential litigation, rather than aimed at any patient benefit. To reduce the practice of defensive medicine and healthcare costs, a possible solution could be the introduction of an extrajudicial litigation resolution...

Surgeon Demographics and Medical Malpractice in Adult Reconstruction

McGrory, Brian J.; Bal, B. Sonny; York, Sally; Macaulay, William; McConnell, David B.
Fonte: Springer-Verlag Publicador: Springer-Verlag
Tipo: Artigo de Revista Científica
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Orthopaedic adult reconstruction subspecialists are sued for alleged medical malpractice at a rate over twice that of the physician population as a whole, and the rate appears disproportionately high in the first decade of practice. The overall risk of a malpractice claim is related to years spent in practice. After 30 years in an adult reconstruction practice, the cumulative rate of being sued at least once is over 90%. Previous investigations suggest factors such as practice setting and size, fellowship training, years in practice, volume, and location of practice correlate with malpractice risk. In contrast, we were unable to identify any relationship between the type, size, or location of practice, fellowship training, or surgery volume and the risk of an adult reconstruction surgeon being named as a defendant in a malpractice suit.

Limiting Exposure to Medical Malpractice Claims and Defamatory Cyber Postings via Patient Contracts

Sacopulos, Michael; Segal, Jeffrey J.
Fonte: Springer-Verlag Publicador: Springer-Verlag
Tipo: Artigo de Revista Científica
EN
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The documents patients sign on admission to a medical practice can constitute a legal contract. Medical practices around the country are attempting to use these documents as a prospective defense against medical malpractice claims. Protective contractual provisions are often attacked on grounds that they are legally void as a result of unconscionability. Widespread use of arbitration clauses have been met with mixed success. Arbitration clauses that limit damages available in medical negligence cases have been stricken in some states as having provisions that impose excessive entry costs on a patient starting the arbitration process. Other provisions relating to prequalification requirements for expert witnesses are now being used with increasing frequency. Clauses have even been placed in patient contracts that address cyber postings of adverse claims against physicians. Prospective patient contracts may be an effective means to limit exposure to medical malpractice lawsuits and to minimize defamatory cyber postings.

The Welfare Effects of Medical Malpractice Liability

Lakdawalla, Darius N.; Seabury, Seth A.
Fonte: PubMed Publicador: PubMed
Tipo: Artigo de Revista Científica
Publicado em /12/2012 EN
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We use variation in the generosity of local juries to identify the causal impact of medical malpractice liability on social welfare. Growth in malpractice payments contributed at most 5 percentage points to the 33% total real growth in medical expenditures from 1990-2003. On the other hand, malpractice leads to modest mortality reductions; the value of these more than likely exceeds the costs of malpractice liability. Therefore, reducing malpractice liability is unlikely to have a major impact on health care spending, and unlikely to be cost-effective over conventionally accepted values of a statistical life.

The Effect of Medical Malpractice Liability on Rate of Referrals Received by Specialist Physicians

Xu, Xiao; Spurr, Stephen J.; Nan, Bin; Fendrick, A. Mark
Fonte: PubMed Publicador: PubMed
Tipo: Artigo de Revista Científica
EN
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Using nationally representative data from the U.S., this paper analyzed the effect of a state’s medical malpractice environment on referral visits received by specialist physicians. The analytic sample included 12,839 ambulatory visits to specialist care doctors in office-based settings in the U.S. during 2003–2007. Whether the patient was referred for the visit was examined for its association with the state’s malpractice environment, assessed by the frequency and severity of paid medical malpractice claims, medical malpractice insurance premiums, and an indicator for whether the state had a cap on noneconomic damages. After accounting for potential confounders such as economic or professional incentives within practices, the analysis showed that statutory caps on noneconomic damages of $250,000 were significantly associated with lower likelihood of a specialist receiving referrals, suggesting a potential impact of a state’s medical malpractice environment on physicians’ referral behavior.

Errors and pitfalls: Briefing and accusation of medical malpractice – the second victim

Wienke, Albrecht
Fonte: German Medical Science GMS Publishing House Publicador: German Medical Science GMS Publishing House
Tipo: Artigo de Revista Científica
Publicado em 13/12/2013 EN
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In June 2012, the German Medical Association (Bundesärztekammer) published the statistics of medical malpractice for 2011 (published at http://www.bundesaerztekammer.de). Still ENT-specific accusations of medical malpractice are by far the fewest in the field of hospitals and actually even in the outpatient context. Clearly most of the unforeseen incidents still occur in the disciplines of trauma surgery and orthopedics. In total, however, an increasing number of errors in treatment can be noticed on the multidisciplinary level: in 25.5% of the registered cases, an error in treatment was found to be the origin of damage to health justifying a claim for compensation of the patient. In the year before, it was only 24.7%. The reasons may be manifold, but the medical system itself certainly plays a major role in this context: the recent developments related to health policy lead to a continuous economisation of medical care. Rationing and limited remuneration more and more result in the fact that therapeutic decision are not exclusively made for the benefit of the patient but that they are oriented at economic or bureaucratic aspects. Thus, in the long term, practising medicine undergoes a change. According to the §§ 1, 3 of the professional code of conduct for doctors (Musterberufsordnung für Ärzte; MBO-Ä) medical practice as liberal profession is principally incompatible with the pursuit of profit...

Can shared decision-making reduce medical malpractice litigation? A systematic review

Durand, Marie-Anne; Moulton, Benjamin; Cockle, Elizabeth; Mann, Mala; Elwyn, Glyn
Fonte: BioMed Central Publicador: BioMed Central
Tipo: Artigo de Revista Científica
EN_US
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Background: To explore the likely influence and impact of shared decision-making on medical malpractice litigation and patients’ intentions to initiate litigation. Methods: We included all observational, interventional and qualitative studies published in all languages, which assessed the effect or likely influence of shared decision-making or shared decision-making interventions on medical malpractice litigation or on patients’ intentions to litigate. The following databases were searched from inception until January 2014: CINAHL, Cochrane Register of Controlled Trials, Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, EMBASE, HMIC, Lexis library, MEDLINE, NHS Economic Evaluation Database, Open SIGLE, PsycINFO and Web of Knowledge. We also hand searched reference lists of included studies and contacted experts in the field. Downs & Black quality assessment checklist, the Critical Appraisal Skill Programme qualitative tool, and the Critical Appraisal Guidelines for single case study research were used to assess the quality of included studies. Results: 6562 records were screened and 19 articles were retrieved for full-text review. Five studies wee included in the review. Due to the number and heterogeneity of included studies, we conducted a narrative synthesis adapted from the ESRC guidance for narrative synthesis. Four themes emerged. The analysis confirms the absence of empirical data necessary to determine whether or not shared decision-making promoted in the clinical encounter can reduce litigation. Three out of five included studies provide retrospective and simulated data suggesting that ignoring or failing to diagnose patient preferences...

Fractured confidence: Origins of American medical malpractice, 1790-1900

De Ville, Kenneth Allen
Fonte: Universidade Rice Publicador: Universidade Rice
ENG
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By the 1840s medical men felt they were in the midst of an unprecedented malpractice epidemic. For the first time, American patients began to sue their physicians on a wide scale. Focusing on mid-century this dissertation describes, explains, and analyzes the origins of American medical malpractice. Patients sued their physicians in the 1840s because of immediate social, medical, and technological developments. The anti-status, anti-professional sentiment of the Jacksonian period antagonized the lay public. Americans had a long tradition of home remedies and had little patience with doctors who demanded respect and privilege but offered few cures. Intra-professional competition also generated conflict and many medical men incited suits against fellow practitioners. Dramatic advances in several areas of medicine crated unrealistic expectations in both physicians and patients and blurred standards of care. However, these immediate causes would not have engendered widespread suits without fundamental cultural changes. Many Americans changed their views on divine providence in the first half of the nineteenth century. This transformation allowed individuals to seek earthly causes for their misfortunes, assign blame, and demand compensation. At the same time a variety of forces combined to make Americans dramatically more concerned about their physical well-being. Finally...

Establishing Private Health Care Facilities in Developing Countries : A Guide for Medical Entrepreneurs

Nah, Seung-Hee; Osifo-Dawodu, Egbe
Fonte: Banco Mundial Publicador: Banco Mundial
Tipo: Publications & Research :: Publication; Publications & Research :: Publication
ENGLISH; EN_US
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This book is a practical guide for medical professionals who are interested in establishing health care facilities in developing countries. It is intended for individuals and organizations with little or no business experience who are seeking guidance on how to turn a general idea into concrete reality. The author's goals in writing the book were modest. The guide does not provide an exact roadmap for building a hospital or other type of health care facility, nor is there any guarantee that the new entrepreneur who follows the approach described will be able to obtain financing from investors. Rather, the book is designed as an introductory resource with which to begin the process.

Attitudes of physicians in northern Ontario to medical malpractice litigation.

Cook, W. R.; Neff, C.
Fonte: College of Family Physicians of Canada Publicador: College of Family Physicians of Canada
Tipo: Artigo de Revista Científica
Publicado em /04/1994 EN
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OBJECTIVE: To survey medical practitioners' experience with and attitudes toward litigation alleging medical malpractice. DESIGN: A survey using a questionnaire. SETTING: The Sudbury and Manitoulin Health District of Northern Ontario. PARTICIPANTS: Medical practitioners in the area. RESULTS: Physicians are sometimes negligent; malpractice is not simply created by entrepreneurial lawyers and patients with unrealistic expectations. At present malpractice is restrained by both the threat of civil litigation and the disciplinary committee of the Ontario College of Physicians and Surgeons. CONCLUSION: We must address the fear of malpractice suits if the North is to attract and retain the physicians it needs to provide modern standards of medical care.

'Lumping it': the hidden denominator of the medical malpractice crisis.

Meyers, A R
Fonte: PubMed Publicador: PubMed
Tipo: Artigo de Revista Científica
Publicado em /12/1987 EN
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In a recent article, Miller has reminded us that medical malpractice litigation is not simply an economic problem which inhibits medical practice and increases health care costs. She argues that it has three broader "societal objectives": reparation, emotional vindication, and deterrence. Viewed in the broader perspective of social values, the Maine data suggest that our current approach to medical malpractice does not perform well. Significant numbers of respondents believe that they have been neither vindicated nor compensated for their own or their relatives' illness, injury, or death; and that they have not had the opportunity to protect others from harm. As Miller suggests in her review of British alternatives to medical malpractice litigation, there may be more efficient and effective means of reparation. There may also be more direct and less costly means to deter incompetent practitioners and vindicate those who are harmed. We shall never discover these alternatives if we view the medical malpractice "crisis" as a simple or straightforward problem of costs of premiums, costs of settlements, and costs of judgments; numerators. Medical malpractice litigation is the expression of deep and highly complicated problems, which cannot be solved or even significantly alleviated by false solutions motivated only by concerns of costs and cost containment. They can be addressed only by careful...

A aplicação do Código de Defesa do Consumidor às ações judiciais por alegado erro médico; The application of the code of consumer protection to claims for alleged medical malpractice

Campos, Roberto Augusto de Carvalho; Scapin, Andréia Cristina
Fonte: Universidade de São Paulo. Faculdade de Direito Publicador: Universidade de São Paulo. Faculdade de Direito
Tipo: info:eu-repo/semantics/article; info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion; ; Formato: application/pdf
Publicado em 22/11/2013 POR
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This paper aims to analyze the medical responsibility within the context of the current doctrine and case law to demonstrate, through the analysis of legal claims for alleged medical malpractice before courts, that the rights granted to the consumers by the Code of Consumer and prerogatives of facilitating access to courts are currently applied by legal professionals to the exercise of medical activity in general, ie, both in relation to business companies - hospitals, clinics and health plans, and healthcare liberal professionals, without considering that § 4 of art. 14 of the Code of Consumer, which required the burden of proof (recklessness, negligence and malpractice) for professional liberal liability, determines a contrario sensu, the application of the rules of the Civil Code, so that also prerogatives facilitation of access to courts, tipically of consumer legislation could not be applied to the exercise of independent professional activity.; A presente pesquisa tem como objetivo analisar a responsabilidade do médico dentro do contexto doutrinário e jurisprudencial da atualidade e demonstrar, a partir da análise de ações judiciais por alegado erro médico, propostas perante o Poder Judiciário, que os direitos atribuídos ao consumidor pelo Código de Defesa do Consumidor...

Has Tort Reform Been Effective in Abating the Medical Malpractice Crisis? An Empirical Analysis from 1991-2012

Singh, Raj; Solanki, Jiten
Fonte: Universidade Duke Publicador: Universidade Duke
Publicado em 31/07/2014 EN_US
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This paper evaluates the impact of malpractice reforms on average malpractice payment awards, frequency of malpractice claims, and malpractice premiums for internists, surgeons, and OB/GYNs. We also empirically test the physician-induced demand (PID) hypothesis in the context of the medical malpractice environment. Our results suggest that caps on noneconomic damages and total damages as well as patient compensation funds are successful in reducing average payments, while damage caps and collateral source rule reform were found to lower malpractice claim incidence. When grouping claims by severity level, we find that noneconomic damage caps and patient compensation funds are more effective at reducing average payment with increasing severity level, while total damage caps induce the greatest reductions in payments for cases of medium severity. Also, noneconomic damage caps were found to only significantly decrease the incidence of medium severity claims. Implementation of total damage caps as well as modification of joint-and-several liability were associated with lower malpractice premiums for all specialists. Finally, we evaluate the notion of ‘defensive medicine’ by studying whether higher malpractice premiums result in greater Medicare payments. Increases of $10...

A importância do laudo pericial médico na formação do entendimento do juízo: análise de casos de suposta má prática médica em cirurgia geral; The importance of medical expert opinion in shaping the understanding of the judge: analysis of claims about medical malpractice in general surgery

Leal, Lucas Pedroso Fernandes Ferreira; Milagres, Antônio
Fonte: Universidade de São Paulo. Faculdade de Medicina Publicador: Universidade de São Paulo. Faculdade de Medicina
Tipo: info:eu-repo/semantics/article; info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion; ; ART.; Formato: application/pdf
Publicado em 24/12/2012 POR
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Atualmente, no Brasil, têm aumentado enormemente as demandas jurídicas impetradas por paciente contra seus médicos. A má prática médica é conceituada como a conduta inadequada, que supõe inobservância técnica, capaz de produzir dano à vida ou agravo à saúde de outrém, mediante imperícia, imprudência ou negligência. A ausência de conhecimento técnico em medicina faz com que a autoridade judicial se utilize da perícia médica para apuração da responsabilidade civil dos envolvidos. O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar a importância do laudo pericial médico na formação do entendimento da autoridade judicial em casos de alegada má prática médica na especialidade de cirurgia geral e verificar o impacto da perícia médica na formação de seu convencimento. Estudaram-se os laudos oficiais e as decisões judiciais do ano de 2009 de 100 processos cíveis referentes à má prática médica na especialidade de cirurgia geral, propostas no estado de São Paulo, até a primeira instância. Observaram-se os elementos do laudo pericial e a fundamentação da sentença. Determinaram-se a concordância e a discordância entre os entendimentos médico e jurídico em cada caso. Em todos os julgados mencionou-se a prova pericial médica. Em 96% dos casos o laudo médico-legal influenciou a decisão judicial. 80% das sentenças foi desfavorável aos autores. Em 84% dos casos...

Malpractice – the expert report and the judicial decision; Erro médico – o laudo pericial e a decisão judicial

Wild, Camila Lúcia Dedivitis Tiossi
Fonte: Universidade de São Paulo. Faculdade de Medicina Publicador: Universidade de São Paulo. Faculdade de Medicina
Tipo: info:eu-repo/semantics/article; info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion; ; ART.; Formato: application/pdf
Publicado em 05/06/2014 POR
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Any failure that occurs during the performance of health care that causes some kind of harm to a patient is considered as “malpractice”. The objective of this study was to evaluate judicial expertise in medical malpractice and correlate the expert report and its influence on judicial decision. A retrospective analysis was done of 30 expert reports carried out at the Institute of Social Medicine and Criminology of the State of São Paulo (IMESC) in the period January- April 2010. The analysis was performed in January 2013. The expert report was able to determine a causal correlation between the medical care and the damage to patients in 8 cases, in which irregularities were detected in the medical act (malpractice). Thirteen cases had been tried in the 1st instance, 10 having been dismissed. The expert report was accepted by the judge in 85% (11 cases) of judgments, showing that, in most cases, it is the one that guides the judgment.; Considera-se como erro médico toda e qualquer falha ocorrida durante a prestação da assistência à saúde que tenha causado algum tipo de dano ao paciente. O objetivo do trabalho foi avaliar perícias médicas judiciais em erro médico, correlacionar o laudo pericial e sua influência na decisão judicial. Analisamos 30 perícias realizadas no Instituto de Medicina Social e Criminologia do Estado de São Paulo (IMESC) entre janeiro e abril de 2010. O estudo foi realizado em janeiro de 2013. O laudo pericial conseguiu determinar relação de nexo causal entre o atendimento médico e o dano ao periciando em 8 casos...