Nowadays, a growing number of countries starts adopting the practice of entering into the doctor-patient medical contracts, providing specific measures to be applied in the case of harm to the patient or failure to fulfil the contract terms. Many developed economies (Germany, Austria, UK, etc.) have included various medical codes in their national legislations that govern the relationship between doctors, patients and their relatives, professional relationships of physicians with the administration and the public authorities. According to a series of polls conducted by legal services aggregators in the UK, medical negligence solicitors admit the contracts are now used 24% more frequently in comparison with 2006. Read more
The article touching a vital topic of the scope of clinical negligence cases around the globe is created in collaboration with solicitors.guru, one of the largest legal databases in the UK allowing you to find a solicitor effortlessly. Our choice to collaborate with the team was not accidental – the company focuses on medical negligence area and runs the most comprehensive collection of medical negligence solicitors (1750+ profiles). So here’s what we’ve managed to dig out.
The state of affairs in Canada
In Canada, according to figures presented in Canadian Dimension Magazine, as a result of negligence in medical staff 40,000+ Canadians are killed annually, although reportedly the trend is slowly, but gradually declining. Read more