Medico-Legal Issues in Minimally Invasive Colon and Rectal Surgery: A Primer
While it is inevitable that a text regarding surgical complications and unanticipated outcomes would include a comment regarding medico-legal aspects of patient care, a comprehensive review of this topic is beyond the scope of this book. The following information is not legal advice but simply a framework to highlight some of the issues relevant to clinical practice.
KeywordsMedico-legal Lawsuit Standard of care Negligence Malpractice Surgery
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