Class-action lawsuits medicine's newest legal headache

Lightstone, Susan
September 2001
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;9/4/2001, Vol. 165 Issue 5, p622
Academic Journal
Focuses on medical-malpractice class-action lawsuits in Canada. Certification of a lawsuit against Toronto neurologist Ronald H. Wilson and his technologist, in which it is claimed that they failed to follow proper sterilization procedures which triggered a hepatitis B epidemic; Lawsuit which was filed alleging that Errol S. Wai-Ping and others provided substandard care; Possible impact of this trend of lawsuits on individual physicians.


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