History of Medical Law

  Introduction Medical law is the area of law that governs the provision of medical services, such as diagnosis and treatment. Medical law has evolved over time and changed according to the beliefs and culture of each historical period. In some countries, such as France, it is still the case that doctors have a privileged position under the law because they are treated differently from other people who provide services such as dentists or lawyers. In these countries a doctor's word is usually considered above reproach in court cases where someone might sue them for malpractice; if there is any doubt about their innocence then they would not be found guilty by default but would instead be given an opportunity to defend themselves more thoroughly than most suspects are allowed to do under criminal law procedures today." The history of medical law began in ancient Egypt, where doctors were subject to the same laws as everyone else. The history of medical law began in ancien

A Guide to Medical Malpractice Law for Medical Professionals by Dr Francene Gayle

  Medical malpractice law exists to protect patients who have been injured or killed due to medical negligence. It is important for medical professionals to understand the basics of medical malpractice law so that they can protect themselves and their patients. In this guide, we will cover the basics of medical malpractice law and how it applies to medical professionals. What is Medical Malpractice? Medical malpractice occurs when a health care professional fails to provide an acceptable standard of care, resulting in harm or death to a patient. In order for a case of medical malpractice to be successful, the plaintiff must prove that the health care professional was negligent in their duty of care and that this negligence resulted in harm or death to the patient. According to Dr.Francene Gayle , who has been in practice for more than 20 years, negligence can take many forms, including misdiagnosis, delayed diagnosis, incorrect treatment, inappropriate medication, failure to inform