Dec 142016
 
 December 14, 2016  Healthcare, Non-U.S.

Menako Rao writes:

Last month, the Indian Journal of Plastic Surgery retracted an article after patient informed the editor of the journal that it contained and photograph of her, the use of which she had not consented to.

The article titled Surgical reconstruction or prosthetic rehabilitation following orbital exenteration: The clinician’s dilemma was about a woman who underwent a prosthetic graft in her eye socket. The eye had been removed surgically after a cancerous growth. The patient’s photograph had a cropped image of her face, mostly only showing her eyes. The article had been published in March 2014.

The retraction notice said that the photograph was taken without the patient’s permission. The notice further added, “In regards of the privacy of the patient and on grounds of infringement of obtaining patient consent the article in concern is being retracted. The patient image will also be removed from the online version of the article.”

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