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Neurol Clin. 1999 May;17(2):345-53.

Neurologic malpractice: the perspective of a patient's lawyer.

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Gair, Gair, Conason, Steigman & Mackauf, New York, New York 10005, USA.

Abstract

The definition of professional negligence is clearer than is commonly believed. Trials rarely involve lack of informed consent. In fact, the main dispute at a trial usually concerns what really happened. Causation, however, is the prime area of disagreement between the experts. The trial judge and the appeals court are required to set aside a jury verdict that is without proper legal basis, either regarding liability or the amount awarded. The best screen against unjustified lawsuits is a knowledgeable plaintiff's attorney aided by a competent expert review.

PMID:
10196415
DOI:
10.1016/s0733-8619(05)70137-7
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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