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Turkish Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery Türkiye’de genel cerrahın yasal sorumlulukları ve medikolegal sorunları [Ulus Travma Acil Cerrahi Derg]
Ulus Travma Acil Cerrahi Derg. 2004; 10(1): 3-10

Türkiye’de genel cerrahın yasal sorumlulukları ve medikolegal sorunları

Erdem Özkara1, Ahmet Çoker2, İ Hamit Hancı3
1Department Of Forensic Medicine, Faculty Of Dokuz Eylül University, İzmir, Turkey
2Department Of General Surgery, Medicine Faculty Of Ege University, İzmir, Turkey
3Department Of Forensic Medicine Faculty Of Ankara University, Ankara, Turkey


Legal liability and medico-legal problems of surgeons in Turkey

Erdem Özkara1, Ahmet Çoker2, İ Hamit Hancı3
1Department of Forensic Medicine, Faculty of Dokuz Eylül University, İzmir, Turkey
2Department of General Surgery, Medicine Faculty of Ege University, İzmir, Turkey
3Department of Forensic Medicine Faculty of Ankara University, Ankara, Turkey

Medicine, as a profession, is quite a hard commitment, with the main aim of giving care to patients. Physicians assume professional accountability not only to their patients and relatives but also to legal authorities. In case of insufficiency in exercising this multi-dimensional accountability, they may confront legal and ethical issues. A high index of awareness of responsibility and accountability may help them avoid getting involved in unwilling situations. This article revisits physicians’ and, in particular, surgeons’ legal liability to medical legislation and jurisprudence in Turkey, with emphasis on medico-legal consequences.


Erdem Özkara, Ahmet Çoker, İ Hamit Hancı. Legal liability and medico-legal problems of surgeons in Turkey. Ulus Travma Acil Cerrahi Derg. 2004; 10(1): 3-10
Makale Dili: Türkçe