‘Res ipsa loquitur’ in medical negligence legal practice

doctor errorWhen the harm is made (physiological or non-pecuniary damage) and the claim is filed, as a rule the claimants are pursuing the goal of getting compensation. To win the case the claimant must prove that there was negligence on the part of the doctor. And this is a tough mission when the doctor is a recognised professional in the business. In this case the courts adjudicating on such claims often refer to ‘res ipsa loquitur’ doctrine, assuming that there was an episode of negligence in the accused party actions. If the defendant can not deny this fact, it is considered that the plaintiff had proved his innocence. (more…)

The concept of medical errors in the modern healthcare systems

medical-diagnosisThe majority of patients treatment begins and ends outside the hospital, so the analysis and study of the subject of medical errors should primarily focus on hospitals. Defects of medical care provided by physicians in clinics are found in approximately in 30% of cases. More often errors happen in collecting history, using basic methods of medical examination of the patient and prevention recommendations. (more…)

Clinical negligence in the high developed economies: the legal standpoint and numbers

Medical-Malpractice-compensationInsurance companies work with the patients who suffered medical errors in the United States for more than one hundred years. Insurance payment is automatically included in the insurance program, and the amount of payment depends on the nature and consequences of medical errors and by court decisions. The relevant section of the law called the medical malpractice. It provides an analysis of what may be a medical error and what mistakes are punishable under criminal law. (more…)

YouGOV: the most nutty facts from an in-depth research of UK legal sector

uk legal services researchYouGOV has recently shared a massive of data on the state of affairs around legal services in the UK. The research consisted of 25 pages covering various aspects of UK legal services consumption. And that seems to be one of the most all-round works conducted in the recent decade, touching the time period starting from 2011 to 2015. (more…)