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The Bolam test was the standard by which medical negligence cases were judged. However, recently, the Bolitho case has resulted in a shift away from Bolam, with significant effects for all future negligence suits. Doctors need to have a thorough understanding of these issues in order to practice successfully in the current litiginous climate.

Original publication

DOI

10.12968/hmed.2008.69.6.29623

Type

Journal article

Journal

Br J Hosp Med (Lond)

Publication Date

06/2008

Volume

69

Pages

335 - 338

Keywords

Expert Testimony, Female, Humans, Liability, Legal, Male, Malpractice, Professional Practice, Risk Management