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Service: Claims Management Specialty: Cardiology

The following information was requested:

Some time ago I requested some data about cardiologists and the reasons for them being (successfully) sued. I received a spreadsheet of cases with the barebones of the case (e.g. cardiologist set patient on fire at time of surgery, 2nd degree burns), the rough date of the event – e.g. March 2009, and the amount settled for.

Clearly it would be inappropriate to provide demographics – such as hospital or consultant. There were around a 1000 cases several years ago, there will be more now sadly. It made for interesting reading, and it was interesting for others when I presented such data. It was also informative for cardiologists, as they could understand what was going wrong – and there is no doubt the same events kept cropping up.

I was wondering if it were possible to obtain an updated spreadsheet please?

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