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Malpractice cases in breast surgery: an assessment of litigation involving surgeons.

Fan B, Pardo J, Yu-Moe CW, et al. Malpractice cases in breast surgery: an assessment of litigation involving surgeons. Ann Surg Oncol. 2021;28(13):8109-8115. doi: 10.1245/s10434-021-10236-2

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December 1, 2021
Fan B, Pardo J, Yu-Moe CW, et al. Ann Surg Oncol. 2021;28(13):8109-8115.

While prior research has described malpractice cases related to breast cancer diagnosis and treatment, this study sought to identify errors specifically related to breast cancer surgical procedures. Plastic surgeons were the most commonly named provider type (64%), error in surgical treatment was the most common allegation (87%), and infection, cosmetic injury, emotional trauma, foreign body, and nosocomial infection were the top 5 injury descriptions.

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Fan B, Pardo J, Yu-Moe CW, et al. Malpractice cases in breast surgery: an assessment of litigation involving surgeons. Ann Surg Oncol. 2021;28(13):8109-8115. doi: 10.1245/s10434-021-10236-2