Negligence, genuine error, and litigation

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Sohn, David;
(2013)
  • Publisher: Dove Medical Press
  • Journal: International Journal of General Medicine,volume 6,pages49-56 (issn: 1178-7074, eissn: 1178-7074)
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  • Related identifiers: pmc: PMC3576054, doi: 10.2147/IJGM.S24256
  • Subject: tort reform | R5-920 | Review | Medicine (General) | medical malpractice | International Journal of General Medicine | no fault compensation | alternative dispute resolution | system errors

David H SohnDepartment of Orthopedic Surgery, University of Toledo Medical Center, Toledo, OH, USAAbstract: Not all medical injuries are the result of negligence. In fact, most medical injuries are the result either of the inherent risk in the practice of medicine, or d... View more
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