Commentary

Letters to the Editor: Patient with a breast mass: Why did she pursue litigation?


 

“PATIENT WITH A BREAST MASS: WHY DID SHE PURSUE LITIGATION?”

JOSEPH S. SANFILIPPO, MD, MBA, AND STEVEN R. SMITH, JD (WHAT'S THE VERDICT?; DECEMBER 2016)


Clear communication is often key to avoiding litigation

Thank you for the article concerning the patient who commenced action for delay in diagnosis of her breast lesion. In my opinion the gynecologist lost control of the situation because of inadequate communication with the patient either on his or her part and/or on the part of the staff.

J. S. Calabrese, MD, JD
Buffalo, New York

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