Medical negligence—or medical malpractice—happens when treatment falls below an acceptable standard. Clinicians have a 'duty of care' to exercise reasonable care, skill and judgement when examining, diagnosing, treating and advising their patients. If they breach that duty, they may be liable for any harm caused. Medicine is a complicated practice and providers aren't expected to be perfect. Sometimes medical treatment is unsuccessful and injuries occur, but that doesn’t necessarily mean there has been any negligence. Negligent treatment is more than a reasonable mishap or mistake, and may involve:
This presentation will discuss risk management for physiotherapists including recent case studies.
Dimitra Dubrow is a Principal and head of Maurice Blackburn’s Victorian medical negligence department. She is a Law Institute of Victoria Accredited Personal Injury Specialist with 17 years’ experience in medical malpractice claims. Dimitra acts exclusively in medical negligence claims, pursuing compensation on behalf of injured patients and the families of deceased patients. Her expertise covers a number of areas including:
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