A Decision Aid May Offer Liability Protection for a Bad Obstetrical Outcome: Results of Mock Trials

Suzanne Brodney, Pamela H. Wescott, Benjamin W. Moulton, Katherine Hartmann, Yuchiao Chang, Michael J. Barry

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Abstract

The objective of this study is to evaluate if use of a patient decision aid (PDA), when choosing between a repeat cesarean or a trial of labor after a cesarean (TOLAC), reduces medical liability exposure. The authors conclude that use of a PDA conferred liability protection when potential jurors were presented with a hypothetical malpractice claim against an obstetrician following a TOLAC.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)967-974
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Law, Medicine and Ethics
Volume46
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2018

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© 2018 American Society of Law, Medicine & Ethics.

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Issues, ethics and legal aspects
  • Health Policy

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