|(2 cr.) This course will cover the principles of medical
negligence and their application in selected
cases. Specific topics will include the
physicians' duty to patients, the standard of care
in medical malpractice actions, causation in law
and medicine, the standard of proof, the damages
obtainable, medical records and other evidence
used to prove malpractice, the use of expert
testimony, and the physician-patient privlege.
Other areas to be discussed are hospital
liability, the role of insurance, recent statutory
reforms, and alternatives to litigation.
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