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Diagnostic difficulties and legal analysis of potential claims to occupational medicine specialists based on a case of unrecognizable cardiac angiosarcoma
 
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Uniwersytet Medyczny im. Karola Marcinkowskiego w Poznaniu / Poznan University of Medical Sciences, Poznań, Poland (Wydział Nauk o Zdrowiu, Katedra Prawa Medycznego, Organizacji i Zarządzania w Opiece Zdrowotnej / Faculty of Health Sciences, Department of Medical Law and Medical Care Organization and Management)
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Uniwersytet Medyczny im. Karola Marcinkowskiego w Poznaniu / Poznan University of Medical Sciences, Poznań, Poland (Wydział Lekarski, Katedra i Zakład Medycyny Sądowej / Faculty of Medicine, Department of Forensic Medicine)
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Szpital Wojewódzki w Poznaniu / Poznan Provincial Hospital, Poznań, Poland (Zakład Patomorfologii / Department of Pathology)
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Instytut Ekspertyz Sądowych im. Jana Sehna w Krakowie / Institute of Forensic Research in Krakow, Kraków, Poland (Zakład Badania Wypadków Drogowych, Pracownia Badania Wypadków Drogowych w Poznaniu / Department of Road Accident Analysis, Road Accident Analysis Section in Poznan)
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Katarzyna Pluta-Hadas   

Uniwersytet Medyczny im. Karola Marcinkowskiego w Poznaniu, Wydział Nauk o Zdrowiu, Katedra Prawa Medycznego, Organizacji i Zarządzania w Opiece Zdrowotnej, ul. Przybyszewskiego 39, 60-356 Poznań
Online publication date: 2020-09-01
 
Med Pr 2020;71(6):757–764
 
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The article presents a case of sudden death of a 56-year-old woman at the workplace, caused by a very rare primary cardiac tumor. The patient’s family reported a crime to the prosecutor’s office suggesting participation of third parties in causing the death or malpractice in physical examinations before the death. A review of clinical data concerning cardiac angiosarcoma, available in electronic databases (e.g., Web of Science, PubMed), was presented, which could be useful in the practice of occupational medicine specialists. A legal analysis of potential claims to occupational medicine specialist in the case of failure to recognize primary cardiac tumors was also included in the article. Med Pr. 2020;71(6):757–64
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