Commentary: Litigation risk in congenital cardiac surgery

Nathan Haywood, Irving L. Kron

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The risk of malpractice litigation is substantial for congenital cardiac surgeons. It is important for providers to be equipped with strategies to minimize this risk without compromising patient care. Below, we provide a commentary on a recent article from the Journal of Cardiac Surgery discussing litigation risk in this field. To minimize liability and provide optimal care, it is critical that congenital cardiac surgeons focus on both tangible objectives, such as decreasing procedural errors, and less tangible objectives, such as improving surgeon empathy and emotional intelligence.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)143-144
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Cardiac Surgery
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2021


  • congenital heart disease
  • medical malpractice

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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