Common causes of injury and legal action in laser surgery.

  title={Common causes of injury and legal action in laser surgery.},
  author={Hrak Ray Jalian and Chris A Jalian and Mathew M. Avram},
  journal={JAMA dermatology},
  volume={149 2},
OBJECTIVE To identify common causes of legal action, injuries, claims, and decisions related to medical professional liability claims stemming from cutaneous laser surgery. DESIGN Search of online public legal documents using a national database. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES Frequency and nature of cases, including year of litigation, location and certification of provider, injury sustained, cause of legal action, verdict, and indemnity payment. RESULTS From 1985 to 2012, the authors identified… 

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