Doctor's Duty of Care Viewed from a Radiofrequency Catheter Ablation
A physician had performed a patient a radiofrequency catheter ablation as a surgical operation, but the latter had a cerebral infarction as a complication. the judge in the first instance confirmed that the physician had medical malpractice but without any ignorance of thrombosis of the patient. However, the judge in the second instance had another opinion that a radiofrequency catheter ablation should be avoided, if there was only a suspect of a thrombosis. Besides, medical assessments based on opinions by several physicians which indicated that the cerebral infarction could mostly be caused by a movement of thrombosis in the left auricle during the surgery. The hospital as the accused had broken due diligence consequently, and must compensate totally 79,010,771 Japanese Yen.