J. F. Sadusk Jr., M.D., F.A.C.P.
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Professional liability or medical malpractice, as it is commonly known, presents a progressively serious problem for the investigator and practicing physician. The growing sophistication of the public in medicine and in the court room, the increasing tendency to seek redress for damages through financial remuneration and the orientation of the courts to construct doctrines in favor of the plaintiff contribute to making the physician's position more untenable.
The internist is particularly vulnerable from the standpoint of toxic drug reactions and failure of diagnosis. A review of the types of claims against the internist is presented along with concrete recommendations for
Sadusk JF. Professional Liability Problems for the Internist.. Ann Intern Med. ;56:682–683. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-56-4-682_4
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1962;56(4):682-683.
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