Medico-Legal Evaluation of Keloid Formation Following Prominent Ear Correction: Malpractice or Complication?
Prominent ear is an anatomic auricular deformity seen in 5% of the population.
Keloid formation may occur following prominent ear correction operations.
Such undesirable results can lead to a claim of medical malpractice.
It is necessary to determine whether the undesired outcome is a complication or malpractice.
The physician’s compliance with the standards of care and patient rights is decisive in this distinction.