Monday, February 21, 2011

Should victims of malpractice be allowed to sue medical students or residents?

Popular law blogger Eric Turkewitz has posted a very interesting comment on whether plaintiffs should be allowed to sue medical students and residents in malpractice cases. His comment is a reply to a post by Dr. Kevin Pho, a medical blogger, who has argued that Medical Students Should Not Be Liable for Malpractice. becasuse, there is little to gain by suing them when a supervising physician will answer the charges. Turkewitz replies by providing several good arguments as to why sometimes plaintiffs have no alternative but to include the students or interns as part of the lawsuit. His full comment is available here.

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