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Malpractice Pearls for the Young Surgeon

  • Kunal T. Vani
  • Matthew J. Finnegan
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Abstract

Clear communication and detailed documentation in the medical record are keys to avoiding any malpractice cases. Ensuring a good malpractice coverage is an important aspect of a surgical career. If you unfortunately are named in a lawsuit, having an excellent legal representation will be important.

Keywords

Malpractice Lawsuits Documentation 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kunal T. Vani
    • 1
  • Matthew J. Finnegan
    • 2
  1. 1.General SurgeryRowan University School of Osteopathic MedicineStratfordUSA
  2. 2.General SurgeryLourdes Medical AssociatesHaddon HeightsUSA

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