Medical Malpractice

Credits: 2.00

This course examines the liability of medical practitioners and institutions for patients' iatrogenic injuries. Specifically, it covers the following issues: definition of medical malpractice; legal frameworks: tort, contract, and consumer protection; medical care standards; expert testimony requirement and other evidentiary rules; medical due process: informed consent and record keeping requirements; causation: case in fact, proximate cause, and lost chances to recover from illness; damage caps; institutional liability; time bars: statues of limitations and repose.

Grading and Method of evaluation:

Letter grade only. Final exam.