Mathews Journal of Ophthalmology


Previous Issues Volume 8, Issue 1 - 2023

How Medical Professionals Can Protect Themselves Against Litigations and Consumer Cases?

Vidushi Sharma*, Suresh K. Pandey

Director, SuVi Eye Institute & Lasik Laser Center, C 13 Talwandi, Kota, Raj. 324 005, India

*Corresponding Author: Dr. Vidushi Sharma MBBS, MD (AIIMS, New Delhi), FRCS (UK), Director, SuVi Eye Institute & Lasik, Laser Center,  C 13 Talwandi, SuVi Eye Hospital Road, Kota, Rajasthan, India, E-mail: [email protected]

Received Date: February 17, 2023

Publication Date: March 14, 2023

Citation: Sharma V, et al. (2023). How Medical Professionals Can Protect Themselves Against Litigations and Consumer Cases? 8(1):32.


“The important question isn't how to keep bad physicians from harming patients; it's how to keep good physicians from harming patients. Unfortunately, medical malpractice suits are a remarkably ineffective remedy. Fewer than 2 percent of the patients who had received substandard care ever filed suit. Conversely, only a small minority of patients who sued had been victims of negligent care. And a patient's likelihood of winning a suit depended primarily on how poor the outcome was, regardless of whether that outcome was caused by disease or unavoidable care risks. The deeper problem with medical malpractice is that demonizing errors prevents doctors from acknowledging & discussing them publicly. The tort system makes adversaries of patient & physician, and pushes each other to offer a heavily slanted version of events.”
― Dr. Atul Gawande, Complications: A Surgeon's Notes on an Imperfect Science

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