Medicolegal aspects of minimally invasive urologic surgery
Complications of Laparoscopic and Robotic Urologic Surgery
Complications; Laparoscopy; Legal; Medicolegal
Among the myriad concerns and complexities for the practicing urologist, the potential for medical malpractice claims is one of the most troubling and frustrating situations. The physician is often unknowledgeable and poorly prepared for these events, with little emphasis on this aspect of medicine in either medical school or residency training. Only when these unfortunate cases arise does one obtain on-the-job training regarding our legal system, tort law, risk management, and how to avoid malpractice litigation. Herein we discuss relevant medicolegal issues for urologists performing laparoscopic and robotic-assisted procedures. © 2010 Humana Press.
Meng, M., & Hsieh, M. (2010). Medicolegal aspects of minimally invasive urologic surgery. Complications of Laparoscopic and Robotic Urologic Surgery, (). http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-1-60761-676-4_24