Risk Management

Hemorrhage Associated With Ophthalmic Procedures

Ophthalmologists routinely warn patients that ophthalmic surgery could result in infection, vision loss, and hemorrhage. OMIC claims data indicates that ophthalmologists who do not properly screen patients for bleeding risks and manage hemorrhage when it occurs often face malpractice lawsuits. An OMIC closed case study of hemorrhage following blepharoplasty that resulted in a large settlement is presented to highlight errors in management that led to blindness and a subsequent lawsuit. Many other aspects of the prevention and management of hemorrhage deserve attention.

See OMIC’s risk management recommendation guide below.

Hemorrhage and Ophthalmic Procedures

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An ophthalmologist pays nearly half a million dollars in premiums over the course of a career. Premium paid is directly related to your carrier’s claims experience. OMIC has a higher win rate taking tough cases to trial, full consent to settle (no hammer) clause, and access to the best experts. OMIC pays 25% less per claim than other carriers. As a result, OMIC’s base rates have consistently averaged approximately 15% lower than multispecialty carriers in the U.S.