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French ultrasound threatened by cost of errors

This article was originally published in Clinica

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The legal cases of three French children whose handicaps were not detected during antenatal ultrasound procedures have cast a shadow over the future of ultrasound practice in France. If the courts rule in favour of the children and award large settlements, according to a precedent set for undiagnosed handicap, then sonographers fear their insurance premiums would rise five- or ten-fold and price them out of practice, according to Le Quotidien du Medecin.

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