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Medical LawText, Cases, and Materials

Medical Law: Text, Cases, and Materials (5th edn)

Emily Jackson
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date: 21 March 2023

p. 1213. Medical Malpracticelocked

p. 1213. Medical Malpracticelocked

  • Emily JacksonEmily JacksonProfessor of Law, London School of Economics


All books in this flagship series contain carefully selected substantial extracts from key cases, legislation, and academic debate, providing students with a stand-alone resource. This chapter discusses the law on medical malpractice. It covers breach of contract; establishing a case for negligence and the defences available; problems with clinical negligence; reforming the clinical negligence system; the NHS complaints system; professional regulation; whistleblowing; and 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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