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Head to Head: Should doctors tackling covid-19 be immune from negligence liability claims?

Tomkins, Christine and Purshouse, Craig and Heywood, Rob and Miola, Jose and Cave, Emma and Devaney, Sarah (2020) 'Head to Head: Should doctors tackling covid-19 be immune from negligence liability claims?', British Medical Journal, 2020 (370). m2487.

Abstract

Litigation related to exceptional circumstances would be a complicated drain on a workforce and system already on its knees after the pandemic, says Christine Tomkins. But Craig Purshouse, Rob Heywood, José Miola, Emma Cave, and Sarah Devaney argue that, despite extraordinary times, immunity from negligence is unnecessary and sends the wrong message about practice standards.

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Status:Peer-reviewed
Publisher Web site:https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.m2487
Publisher statement:This article has been accepted for publication in British Medical Journal, 2020 following peer review, and the Version of Record can be accessed online at https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.m2487
Date accepted:18 June 2020
Date deposited:26 October 2021
Date of first online publication:01 July 2020
Date first made open access:26 October 2021

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