S M Skoumal

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Malpractice claims against pathologists for misdiagnosis have been sharply rising, especially in the areas of breast fine-needle aspirations (BFNAs) and cervical (Pap) smears. The current state of medical malpractice law is reviewed as it relates to pathologists' anatomic reports. Communication is one of the best medical malpractice prevention tools. This(More)
The malpractice claims activity in anatomic pathology has sharply increased in recent years. On a relative and absolute basis, a leading area of increase for claims is cervicovaginal (Pap smear) cytology. As never before, pathologists are faced with the threat of litigation and acting as defendants in medical-legal actions. Defending claims of malpractice(More)
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