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Eleven-Year Descriptive Analysis of Closed Court Verdicts on Medical Errors in Spain and Massachusetts

  • August 29, 2016

This study used CRICO closed court verdicts to evaluate and compare the characteristics of court verdicts on medical errors allegedly harming patients in Spain and Massachusetts from 2002 to 2012.


The study reveals wide differences in litigation rates and the award of indemnity payments in Spain and Massachusetts; however, common features of both locations are the high rates of diagnosis-related problems and the long time interval until resolution.

Luke Sato, senior vice president and chief medical officer for CRICO; and Kathy Dwyer, senior program director of CRICO’s Patient Safety Department, were among the study’s collaborating authors.

 

Study Citation

Giraldo P, Sato L, Martínez-Sánchez JM, Comas M, Dwyer K, Sala M, Castells X. Eleven-year descriptive analysis of closed court verdicts on medical errors in Spain and Massachusetts. BMJ Open. 2016;6(8):e011644. doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2016-011644.