Risk Management


Young ophthalmologists on trial

Digest-v25-n4-2015PAUL WEBER, JD, OMIC Vice President, Risk Management/Legal For a physician, it is not a matter of if but when you are going to incur a malpractice claim. Over the course of a 35-year career, 95% of ophthalmologists will have at least one claim against them and more than half can expect two or three. Since 1987, OMIC has closed more than 400 claims brought against young ophthalmologists (YOs) (see Table 1). ...
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New Orleans Academy of Ophthalmology (NOAO) 2016 in New Orleans, February 20, 2016 @ Sheraton New Orleans Hotel | New Orleans | Louisiana | United States
Join OMIC for its first live presentation at the 65th annual meeting of the New Orleans Academy of Ophthalmology (NOAO) in New Orleans, February 19-20, 2016. Location: Sheraton New Orleans Hotel, 500 Canal Street, New[...]
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Ohio Ophthalmological Society (O... @ Hilton Columbus at Easton Town Center
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Ohio Ophthalmological Society (OOS), February 20, 2016, in Columbus, Ohio @ Hilton Columbus at Easton Town Center | Columbus | Ohio | United States
OMIC will offer a risk management session at the annual Ohio Ophthalmological Society (OOS) meeting planned for Saturday, February 20, 2016. Location: Hilton Columbus at Easton Town Center, Columbus, Ohio Time: 2:40 pm to 3:40[...]
Feb
20
Sat
all-day New Orleans Academy of Ophthalmo... @ Sheraton New Orleans Hotel
New Orleans Academy of Ophthalmo... @ Sheraton New Orleans Hotel
Feb 20 all-day
New Orleans Academy of Ophthalmology (NOAO) 2016 in New Orleans, February 20, 2016 @ Sheraton New Orleans Hotel | New Orleans | Louisiana | United States
Join OMIC for its first live presentation at the 65th annual meeting of the New Orleans Academy of Ophthalmology (NOAO) in New Orleans, February 19-20, 2016. Location: Sheraton New Orleans Hotel, 500 Canal Street, New[...]
all-day Ohio Ophthalmological Society (O... @ Hilton Columbus at Easton Town Center
Ohio Ophthalmological Society (O... @ Hilton Columbus at Easton Town Center
Feb 20 all-day
Ohio Ophthalmological Society (OOS), February 20, 2016, in Columbus, Ohio @ Hilton Columbus at Easton Town Center | Columbus | Ohio | United States
OMIC will offer a risk management session at the annual Ohio Ophthalmological Society (OOS) meeting planned for Saturday, February 20, 2016. Location: Hilton Columbus at Easton Town Center, Columbus, Ohio Time: 2:40 pm to 3:40[...]


CASE STUDY:

Second cataract surgery proceeds when CRVO goes undetected

RYAN BUCSI, OMIC Senior Litigation Analyst

Allegation

Negligent management of cataract patient resulting in bilateral blindness.

Disposition

Ophthalmologist was dismissed from case and a settlement of $930,600 was paid on behalf of the entity. A 78-year-old patient presented to a young OMIC insured, who diagnosed bilateral cataracts. The patient paid in advance for the cataract surgeries with...

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ANNE M. MENKE, RN, PhD, OMIC Risk Manager Young ophthalmologists often join established practices. Non-physician staff at these practices may include licensed team members, such as registered nurses and optometrists, or unlicensed staff, such as technicians and assistants. Young ophthalmologists have called our Hotline worried about over-delegation as well as puzzled when their delegation decisions are seen as risky. Q Who determines what physicians may delegate? A What physicians may delegate is part of the “practice of medicine” as defined in each state’s medical practice act...





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