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Malpractise and Ethical Violations in Thyroid Surgery

  • Tamer Akça
  • Nursel Gamsız Bilgin
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Abstract

In this article we aimed to give information about the legal process, to reveal the troubles encountered, to inform the physicians, and to attract attention when an unexpected condition occurs in the thyroid surgery and is referred to the judiciary. For this purpose, based on the cases referred and finalized in the Turkish jurisdiction, short information on the subject of ethical, medical, and legal responsibilities, informed consent, discrimination of complication from malpractice, the concept of expertise and expertise institutions, and criminal and compensation cases of the physicians is provided.

Keywords

Thyroid surgery Informed consent Complication Malpractice Medical ethics 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tamer Akça
    • 1
    • 2
  • Nursel Gamsız Bilgin
    • 3
  1. 1.Division of Breast and Endocrin SurgeryUniversity of MersinMersinTurkey
  2. 2.Department of Medical History and EthicsMersin UniversityMersinTurkey
  3. 3.Division of Forensic MedicineUniversity of MersinMersinTurkey

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