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How Does the Law Define "Medical Malpractice"?

How Does the Law Define “Medical Malpractice”?

(4-minute read) Although most US physicians will confront malpractice litigation at some point, many of us have absolutely NO idea how the law defines “medical malpractice.” The truth is that the law’s definition is clear and makes some sense. Join me in exploring the four elements of “medical malpractice” as the law defines it.

Guilt and Shame after Adverse Patient Outcomes

Guilt & Shame After Adverse Patient Outcomes: What’s the Difference?

VIDEO: A Pandora’s box of emotions emerges in the aftermath of an unforeseen adverse patient outcome. Right now, let’s focus on guilt and shame and distinguish between the two.

Definition of the Standard of Care in Malpractice Litigation

What is the “Standard of Care”?

(4-minute read) The concept of “the standard of care” is central to medical malpractice litigation. Can you answer this very basic question: How do medicine and the law define “the standard of care”?


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