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Medical LawText, Cases, and Materials

Medical Law: Text, Cases, and Materials (6th edn)

Emily Jackson
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date: 03 June 2023

p. 1303. Medical Malpracticelocked

p. 1303. Medical Malpracticelocked

  • Emily JacksonEmily JacksonProfessor of Law, London School of Economics


This chapter discusses the law’s response to medical malpractice. It covers breach of contract; negligence; problems with the clinical negligence system; the NHS complaints system; professional regulation; whistleblowing; criminal liability for gross negligence manslaughter and the new offence of wilful neglect. It also looks at the special issues raised in wrongful pregnancy and wrongful birth cases.

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