Primer of Medical Malpractice: A Plaintiff Attorney’s Perspective
In this entry of the lecture series, "Financial and Workplace Well-Being for Doctors: Lessons for Life After Medical School," Arlan A. Cohen, MD, JD, a physician and Harvard-trained plaintiff's malpractice attorney, explains the terrain of the medical malpractice lawsuit, because the process of litigation is foreign to most doctors. This includes the legal structure of a claim, standard of proof, the legal definition of “medical negligence,” and more.
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