The authors report a case of severe corneal burn, occured a few seconds later the beginning of the surgical procedure of phacoemulsification on a 63 years old woman affected by cataract. The authors analyzed the case as a result of claims for damage to the surgeons and the hospital by the patient. In terms of assessment of responsibility, medico-legal investigation is aimed at identifying whether the responsibility of the event of damage to the patient is to be attributed to the negligent conduct of the surgeon or to defects or damage to the equipment used by the same. The authors underline the importance of an ac-curate knowledge of the procedures for using in safety the instrumentation and monitoring the adverse reactions connected to the use of the instrumentation itself, even in the global risk management.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||PRATICA MEDICA & ASPETTI LEGALI|
|Publication status||Published - 2014|