Influencing factors leading to malpractice litigation in radical prostatectomy.

  title={Influencing factors leading to malpractice litigation in radical prostatectomy.},
  author={Marc Colaco and Jason M Sandberg and Gopal H. Badlani},
  journal={The Journal of urology},
  volume={191 6},
PURPOSE The litigious nature of the medical-legal environment is a major concern for American physicians with an estimated cost of $10 billion. In this study we identify the causes of litigation in cases of radical prostatectomy as well as the factors that contribute to verdicts or settlements resulting in indemnity payments. MATERIALS AND METHODS Publicly available verdict reports were recorded using the Westlaw® legal database. To identify pertinent cases we used the search terms "medical… CONTINUE READING
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