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Importance of Legal Expertise for Medical Practitioners in View of Increasing Complexities and Liabilities

Avijit Singh, Nishant Ahlawat

Keywords : Medical malpractice,Medical claim,Medical negligence

Citation Information : Singh A, Ahlawat N. Importance of Legal Expertise for Medical Practitioners in View of Increasing Complexities and Liabilities. Clin Rhinol An Int J 2011; 4 (2):83-86.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10013-1079

Published Online: 01-08-2011

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2011; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

A legal duty exists whenever a hospital or health care provider undertakes treatment to a patient. The duty is breached when the provider is failed to conform to the standard care. The breach of duty is a proximate cause of injury. Without damages there is no basis for a claim, regardless of whether the medical provider was negligent. Likewise, damage can occur without negligence, e.g., when someone dies from a fatal disease.


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