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(p. 109) 5. Liability for Medical Injury 

(p. 109) 5. Liability for Medical Injury
(p. 109) 5. Liability for Medical Injury

G. T. Laurie

, S. H. E. Harmon

, and E. S. Dove

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date: 28 February 2021

This chapter discusses ethical and legal aspects of medical liability. It covers compensation for injury; the basis of medical liability; what constitutes negligence; the problem of the novice; protecting patients from products; protecting patients from themselves; the doctrine of res ipsa loquitur; operational failures; causation; injuries caused by medical products or devices; and criminal negligence.

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