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Revista médica de Chile

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PIZARRO W, Carlos. Perspectives in medical liability. Rev. méd. Chile [online]. 2008, vol.136, n.4, pp. 539-543. ISSN 0034-9887.

The progressive increase of medical negligence law suits requires an updated analysis of the current situation of medical liability in Chile. The application of a new criminal procedure will avoid criminal prosecution of doctors, transfering to the civil courts the pecuniary sanctions for malpractice. Medical negligence and damage inflicted by doctors that require compensation are explained. The most likely evolution of medical liability is proposed, through an increase in civil liability insurances and the necessary standardization of rules applicable to profesional liability

Palabras clave : Criminal law; Malpractice; Medical liability.

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