Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/296224
Title:
Medical Litigation Across Specialties
Authors:
Murphy, JFA
Publisher:
Irish Medical Journal
Journal:
Irish Medical Journal
Issue Date:
Jul-2013
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/296224
Additional Links:
http://www.imj.ie//ViewArticleDetails.aspx?ContentID=4055
Abstract:
Medical negligence is a major cause of fear and anxiety for doctors. The threat of malpractice consists of 3 factors, the risk of a claim, the probability of a claim leading to a payment, and the size of the payment. The Clinical Indemnity Scheme (CIS) insures against indemnity payments but it cannot protect the doctor against the indirect consequences of litigation including stress, the long hours mounting a defence against the allegation, and the damage to one’s reputation. The adversarial tort system focuses on punishment, blame and compensation. The emotional anguish and potential damage to the doctor’s reputation can be considerable. Doctors subjected to malpractice suits regardless of the outcome may experience depression, anger, frustration and excessive use of alcohol
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en

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dc.contributor.authorMurphy, JFAen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2013-07-16T15:16:37Z-
dc.date.available2013-07-16T15:16:37Z-
dc.date.issued2013-07-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/296224-
dc.description.abstractMedical negligence is a major cause of fear and anxiety for doctors. The threat of malpractice consists of 3 factors, the risk of a claim, the probability of a claim leading to a payment, and the size of the payment. The Clinical Indemnity Scheme (CIS) insures against indemnity payments but it cannot protect the doctor against the indirect consequences of litigation including stress, the long hours mounting a defence against the allegation, and the damage to one’s reputation. The adversarial tort system focuses on punishment, blame and compensation. The emotional anguish and potential damage to the doctor’s reputation can be considerable. Doctors subjected to malpractice suits regardless of the outcome may experience depression, anger, frustration and excessive use of alcoholen_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherIrish Medical Journalen_GB
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.imj.ie//ViewArticleDetails.aspx?ContentID=4055en_GB
dc.titleMedical Litigation Across Specialtiesen_GB
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalIrish Medical Journalen_GB
dc.description.fundingNo fundingen
dc.description.provinceLeinsteren
dc.description.peer-reviewpeer-reviewen
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