:: Volume 27, Issue 2 (2021) ::
Iran J Forensic Med 2021, 27(2): 85-92 Back to browse issues page
Lawsuits in Cosmetic Interventions Referred to Legal Medicine Organization of Guilan Province, Iran
Alireza Badsar1 , Ramyar Farzan2 , Ebrahim Masoudi3, Ehsan Kazem Nezhad Leilie4 , Amirmohammad Gholizadeh 5
1- Department of Forensic Medicine, School of Medicine, Razi Hospital,Guilan University of Medical Sciences, Rasht, Iran
2- Department of Plastic Surgery, School of Medicine, Guilan University of Medical Sciences, Rasht, Iran
3- Department of Forensic Medicine, Guilan University of Medical Sciences, Rasht, Iran
4- Department of Bio statistics, School of Nursing and Midwifery,Road Trauma Research Center, Guilan University of Medical Sciences
5- Guilan University of Medical Sciences, Rasht, Iran , kyangholizadeh1400@gmail.com
Abstract:   (1752 Views)
Introduction: Considering that Iran has a high ranking in the field of cosmetic surgery in the world and due to the increasing desire of patients and competition of physicians with different specialized fields and other people active in the field of cosmetic medical interventions, this study aims to investigate the frequency of medical malpractice. In these interventions were performed.
Methods: The present study is a descriptive cross-sectional study. In this study, the findings of the complaints files referred to the General Department of Forensic Medicine of Guilan Province during the years 1390 to 1397 were studied and the frequency of cases of negligence according to patient characteristics, type of negligence and the reason for complaints were investigated.
Results: Out of 113 registered complaints, 60.2% of the cases were ruled as medical malpractice. 69.9% of female patients, 60.2% were married and their mean age was 4.9. 3.32 years. In 37.7% of cases, negligence was reported and in 43.5% a combination of negligence was reported. The highest number of complaints (42.5%) was related to rhinoplasty surgery and the majority of complaints were related to ENT specialists (37.2%) and general practitioners (26.5%), respectively.
Conclusion: In such interventions, apart from observing scientific standards, form and result are of great importance for the patient. Therefore, paying attention to this matter and better interaction with the patient and proper justification of the patient can be effective in reducing the number of complaints. It is also important to perform interventions appropriate to the specialty of each physician.
Keywords: Medical errors, Forensic medicine, Cosmetic surgery
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Type of Article: Research Article | Subject: Plastic Surgery
Received: 2021/04/14 | Revised: 2022/04/10 | Accepted: 2021/09/14 | ePublished: 2021/09/21

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Ethics code: IR.GUMS.REC.1399.039


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