Risk Prevention in Ophthalmology

  • Marvin F. Kraushar

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. General Considerations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Marvin F. Kraushar
      Pages 3-6
    3. E. Burke Giblin
      Pages 7-25
    4. Lee S. Goldsmith
      Pages 27-36
    5. David S. Cramp
      Pages 37-39
    6. Edward L. Raab
      Pages 41-46
    7. Marvin F. Kraushar
      Pages 65-75
    8. Marvin F. Kraushar, Peter H. Morse
      Pages 85-88
  3. Risk Management in the Ophthalmic Subspecialties and Related Fields

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 90-90
    2. Marvin F. Kraushar, Peter H. Morse
      Pages 91-101
    3. Stephen A. Kamenetzky
      Pages 103-117
    4. Peter R. Laibson
      Pages 119-129
    5. Simon K. Law
      Pages 131-147
    6. Peter H. Morse
      Pages 149-161
    7. Robert F. Sanke, Paul P. Lee
      Pages 163-170
    8. Andrew G. Lee
      Pages 171-179
    9. Devron H. Char
      Pages 181-185
    10. Tanuj Nakra, Norman Shorr
      Pages 187-200
    11. Edward L. Raab
      Pages 201-208
    12. James J. Salz, Anne M. Menke
      Pages 209-223
    13. Marvin F. Kraushar, Peter H. Morse
      Pages 225-235
    14. C. Stephen Foster
      Pages 237-245
  4. Personal and Business Considerations

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 269-282

About this book


In Risk Prevention in Ophthalmology, many of the questions surrounding medical malpractice are answered clearly, concisely and pragmatically for physicians, by physicians. Written with an emphasis on clinical matters, this book shows ophthalmologists how to avoid lawsuits in the first place. What does "risk assessment" mean in the real world? How truly informed are your patients after signing your consent forms? Do your patients have reasonable expectations regarding outcomes? Are your history-taking and record keeping habits leaving you exposed? Are you sufficiently careful with documentation? What is quality assurance?

TOPICS COVERED: Causes of litigation. Poor communication. Cataract surgery. Retinal detachment. Prescribing and drugs. Glaucoma. Trauma and Intraocular foreign bodies. Medical retina. Retinopathy of prematurity. Anesthesia. Oculoplastic. Strabismus. Tumors. Neuro-ophthalmology. Why patients sue. The four most effective risk prevention techniques. Identifying and managing the litigious patient. Natural history of a medical malpractice claim. Hiring your own attorney. Selection of an expert witness. Discovery. Interrogatories. Examination before trial (deposition). Consideration of settlement. Trial testimony and courtroom behavior.  Damages w Appeal.

Covering the legal issues for all of the areas of subspeciality in ophthalmology, Risk Prevention in Ophthalmology provides the busy clinician with the tools necessary to reduce not only the risk of potential lawsuits, but also insights for coping with actual ones.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Marvin F. Kraushar
    • 1
  1. 1.University of Medicine and Dentistry of New JerseyNewarkUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer New York 2008
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-0-387-73340-1
  • Online ISBN 978-0-387-73341-8
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