Dishonest Medical Mistakes


In the medical liability wars, physicians like to think that they are the ones in the trenches. Yet the true soldiers, of course, are the patients. As patients seek to avoid the barrage of malpractice reforms and the spoliation of managed care, one of their key refuges-the fiduciary duty of health care professionals-is being assailed from a number of directions. This Article describes these attacks and suggests how best to thwart them.


Medical Mistakes

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Vanderbilt Law Review

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59 Vanderbilt Law Review 1137 (2006)

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