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Survey of medical malpractice cases and settlements with pathology or laboratory standard of care issues.

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Medicolegal liability is an issue of concern for all physicians, including pathologists. Identification of the key clinical issues that tend to lead to medical malpractice litigation, as well as the settlement values for such claims, can be useful for prospective risk management. This review analyzes medical malpractice claims filed in state and federal courts as published in legal databases. Additionally, this review also analyzes the reported settlement values for such claims.

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Name: Seminars in diagnostic pathology
ISSN: 0740-2570
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The specialty related to the performance of techniques in clinical pathology such as those in hematology, microbiology, and other general clinical laboratory applications.

Errors or mistakes committed by health professionals which result in harm to the patient. They include errors in diagnosis (DIAGNOSTIC ERRORS), errors in the administration of drugs and other medications (MEDICATION ERRORS), errors in the performance of surgical procedures, in the use of other types of therapy, in the use of equipment, and in the interpretation of laboratory findings. Medical errors are differentiated from MALPRACTICE in that the former are regarded as honest mistakes or accidents while the latter is the result of negligence, reprehensible ignorance, or criminal intent.

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