TITLE

PRACTICAL MANAGEMENT OF MEDICAL LIABILITY FOR CARDIAC ERRORS IN A HOSPITAL ENVIRONMENT

AUTHOR(S)
Bernard, Michel
PUB. DATE
October 2006
SOURCE
Heart;Oct2006, Vol. 92 Issue 10, p1526
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article offers information about liability in the medical profession in Great Britain. Based on the common law principles of liability, the practitioner will be prosecuted if he causes an involuntary injury through negligence. Possible cardiac errors in a hospital setting can take the form of physical injuries or concern side effects of treatment. Tips on how to manage medical liability for these errors are also provided.
ACCESSION #
22838824

 

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