Without question, a clear and present concern for the Obstetrics and Gynecology specialty is the millions of patients who meet the criteria for cancer-related genetic testing, but who have not been tested. This represents a potential overwhelming liability exposure. According to Physician Insurance Association of America’s (PIAA) closed claims data, delay in diagnosis of breast cancer is one of the most common and expensive types of medical malpractice lawsuits for Ob-Gyn physicians.
As our ongoing commitment to provide you with relevant risk resources, The BRCA 1 and BRCA 2 Genetic Testing Tool Kit is now available. Discover how failure to obtain BRCA 1 and BRCA 2 genetic testing may represent an area of potential liability in allegations of delayed breast cancer diagnoses by reviewing PIAA’s article entitled “Failure to Recommend Genetic Testing: The Next Wave of Medical Professional Liability Lawsuits?”. The tool kit also contains additional links to documents, forms, and patient education materials you may find useful as you provide patient care.
Learn about ACOG guidelines for BRCA1 and BRCA2 Mutation:
To take this online seminar, sign in to the Secure Services Portal and go to the “Seminars” tab and select “Physician Online Seminar,” then select “Take this Seminar” under the header, “Genetics: Liability & Personalized Medicine.”
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