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Journal:   SCIENTIFIC JOURNAL OF FORENSIC MEDICINE   SUMMER 2007 , Volume 13 , Number 2 (46); Page(s) 98 To 101.
 
Paper: 

THE EVALUATION OF THE CAUSES OF ANESTHESIOLOGIST'S LEGAL PURSUITS IN TEHRAN MEDICAL CONSIL FROM 1993 TO 2003

 
 
Author(s):  MAHFOUZI A., ZAMANI R.*
 
* NO 34, FAIAZBAKHSH ST., IRAN ST. BAHARESTAN ST., TEHRAN, IRAN
 
Abstract: 

Background & Aim: Anesthesiologists, like other specialists, are subjected to legal pursuit of their country during medical activities. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the causes of anesthesiologists ' legal pursuits.
Materials & Methods: This is a retrospective study which the causes of anesthesiologist's legal pursuits with study of 70 files in Tehran Medical Council from 1993 to 2003 were determined and investigated; the cases were investigated that the ruling of high disciplinary committee was issued about them.
Findings: The mean age of the patients (complainants/deaths) was 31.94
±20.58 (1.5 to 87 years old). Most of the cases/deaths were below 40 years old (42 cases, 75.36%). There were 14 cases (20.3%) in group of children (below 15 years old). The most common reasons for complaint were death of the patient (56 cases, 80%) followed by neurological complications including paralysis (5 cases, 7.14%. The leading place of the subject of legal pursuits was the hospitals (64 cases, 91.43%). followed by day clinics (4.29%). More than 90% of the events happened during general anesthesia while 5% of them occurred during MAC. About 71, 64% of the events took place in an elective surgery. While most of the cases underwent anesthesia by an anesthesiologist (94%), there were 4 cases (5.97%) of anesthesia by other staff (technician or MS. of anesthesiology). The primary court verdicts convicted anesthesiologist in 66.18% of the cases and 66.67% of these verdicts were verified by higher-ranked courts. In 43 cases the anesthesiologists were sentenced to pay damages and 2 cases were sentenced to written warning in their records. Averagely the ratio of anesthesiologists' medical misdeed was 43.95%±25.4% (5% to 100%).
Conclusion: Most of the cases leading to legal pursuit occur in daily routine anesthesia.

 
Keyword(s): PURSUIT, MISDEED, ANESTHESIOLOGIST
 
 
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APA: Copy

MAHFOUZI, A., & ZAMANI, R. (2007). THE EVALUATION OF THE CAUSES OF ANESTHESIOLOGIST'S LEGAL PURSUITS IN TEHRAN MEDICAL CONSIL FROM 1993 TO 2003. SCIENTIFIC JOURNAL OF FORENSIC MEDICINE, 13(2 (46)), 98-101. https://www.sid.ir/en/journal/ViewPaper.aspx?id=101132



Vancouver: Copy

MAHFOUZI A., ZAMANI R.. THE EVALUATION OF THE CAUSES OF ANESTHESIOLOGIST'S LEGAL PURSUITS IN TEHRAN MEDICAL CONSIL FROM 1993 TO 2003. SCIENTIFIC JOURNAL OF FORENSIC MEDICINE. 2007 [cited 2021October27];13(2 (46)):98-101. Available from: https://www.sid.ir/en/journal/ViewPaper.aspx?id=101132



IEEE: Copy

MAHFOUZI, A., ZAMANI, R., 2007. THE EVALUATION OF THE CAUSES OF ANESTHESIOLOGIST'S LEGAL PURSUITS IN TEHRAN MEDICAL CONSIL FROM 1993 TO 2003. SCIENTIFIC JOURNAL OF FORENSIC MEDICINE, [online] 13(2 (46)), pp.98-101. Available: https://www.sid.ir/en/journal/ViewPaper.aspx?id=101132.



 
 
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