عنوان انگلیسی مقاله:
Medicolegal Characteristics of Cardiac Tamponade Litigation: A Review of the LexisNexis Academic Database
ترجمه فارسی عنوان مقاله:
ویژگی های Medicolegal دادخواست تامپوناد قلبی: مروری بر پایگاه داده دانشگاهی LexisNexis
Sciencedirect - Elsevier - Cardiovascular Revascularization Medicine 21 (2020) 122–126
Christopher Fernandez a, Andrew Fernandez b, Mladen I. Vidovich a,⁎
Objective: To review, describe, and analyze medicolegal literature involving cases of cardiac tamponade.
Background: Currently, there are no studies known to these authors assessing the outcome patterns ofmedicolegal
cases involving patients with cardiac tamponade. This potentially lethal condition may have serious consequences
on both patients and clinicians. Thus, the literature was reviewed for patterns of liability and medical
outcomes in patients who developed cardiac tamponade.
Methods: Legal case opinions were reviewed from LexisNexis Academic that contained the search term
“tamponade”; case characteristics, litigation outcomes, and medical outcomes were identified.
Results: 230 case opinionswere reviewed. 143 involved cardiac tamponade. Of these cases, 77weremedical malpractice
cases, 30 were criminal cases, 11 were insurance claims, and the rest were other types. In malpractice
cases, 35 (45%) patientsweremale, 69 (90%) formally named at least one doctor as a defendant, 54 (70%) claimed
iatrogenicity as a cause of tamponade, and surgeons were the most commonly named defendants at 36 cases
(47%). Open surgical drainage was the most common treatment at 28 (36%) cases and death was the outcome
in 60 (78%) cases. Judgements were in favor of at least one doctor in 29 (42%) cases, against at least one doctor
in 13 (19%) cases, and 12 (17%) cases involved a settlement by a physician.
Conclusions: This study describes previously unknown medicolegal characteristics of cardiac tamponade cases.
Keywords: Medicolegal | Cardiac tamponade | Medical malpractice