Why do people sue doctors ? a study of patients and relatives taking legal action.
To examine the reasons patients and their relatives take legal action, we surveyed 227 patients and relatives who were taking legal action through five firms of plaintiff medical negligence solicitors.
Over 70% of respondents were seriously affected by incidents that gave rise to litigation with long-term effects on work, social life, and family relationships.
Intense emotions were aroused and continued to be felt for a long time.
The decision to take legal action was determined not only by the original injury, but also by insensitive handling and poor communication after the original incident.
Where explanations were given, less than 15% were considered satisfactory.
Mots-clés Pascal : Homme, Malade, Motivation, Médecin, Médecine légale, Action judiciaire
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Human, Patient, Motivation, Physician, Legal medicine
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0547414
Code Inist : 002B30A10. Création : 09/06/1995.