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Washington University Law Review

Medical malpractice

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Lean On Me: A Physician's Fiduciary Duty To Disclose An Emergent Medical Risk To The Patient, Thomas L. Hafemeister, Selina Spinos Jan 2009

Lean On Me: A Physician's Fiduciary Duty To Disclose An Emergent Medical Risk To The Patient, Thomas L. Hafemeister, Selina Spinos

Washington University Law Review

This Article has two purposes. The first is to establish that physicians owe their patients a fiduciary duty. Courts and commentators have widely acknowledged that this duty exists because of the nature of the special relationship between a physician and a patient. Application of this duty has been sparse, however, in part because its jurisprudential foundation has received virtually no attention. This Article explores that foundation and establishes the strong basis for recognizing and applying this doctrine. The second purpose is to apply this doctrine to an issue that has generated considerable attention, both within and outside the medical profession ...


Sacrificing Patients For Profits: Physician Incentives To Limit Care And Erisa Fiduciary Duty, Andrea K. Marsh Jan 1999

Sacrificing Patients For Profits: Physician Incentives To Limit Care And Erisa Fiduciary Duty, Andrea K. Marsh

Washington University Law Review

No abstract provided.


Implications Of Medical Education Of Osteopaths And Allopaths On The Applicable Standard Of Care In Medical Negligence Actions, Kelly L. Raftery Jan 1984

Implications Of Medical Education Of Osteopaths And Allopaths On The Applicable Standard Of Care In Medical Negligence Actions, Kelly L. Raftery

Washington University Law Review

No abstract provided.


Medical Malpractice Arbitration: A Patient's Perspective, Jacqueline R. Bau Jan 1983

Medical Malpractice Arbitration: A Patient's Perspective, Jacqueline R. Bau

Washington University Law Review

No abstract provided.