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Medico-Legal Methods of Ascertainment and Criteria of Evaluation in Medical Responsibility and Liability

  • S. Davide FerraraEmail author
  • Eric Baccino
  • Thomas Bajanowski
  • Rafael Boscolo-Berto
  • Maria Castellano Arroyo
  • Ricardo De Angel Yágüez
  • Alvydas Pauliukevičius
  • Pietrantonio Ricci
  • Peter Vanezis
  • Duarte Nuno Vieira
  • Guido Viel
  • Enrique Villanueva
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Abstract

This chapter presents the European Guidelines on Medico-Legal Methods of Ascertainment and Criteria of Evaluation in cases of suspected subjective “Medical Responsibility and/or Liability” developed under the patronage of the European Academy of Legal Medicine (EALM). It includes a step-by-step illustrated explanation of approved Flow Charts, articulated on 18 sequential steps, comprehensive of both Methods of Ascertainment and Evaluation Criteria. This document is adopted as European Guideline on the issue by the EALM.

Keywords

Flow Chart Full Professor Medical Responsibility Medical Malpractice Healthcare Personnel 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2013

Authors and Affiliations

  • S. Davide Ferrara
    • 1
    Email author
  • Eric Baccino
    • 2
  • Thomas Bajanowski
    • 3
  • Rafael Boscolo-Berto
    • 1
  • Maria Castellano Arroyo
    • 4
  • Ricardo De Angel Yágüez
    • 5
  • Alvydas Pauliukevičius
    • 6
  • Pietrantonio Ricci
    • 9
  • Peter Vanezis
    • 7
  • Duarte Nuno Vieira
    • 8
  • Guido Viel
    • 1
  • Enrique Villanueva
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Molecular Medicine, Institute of Legal MedicineUniversity Hospital of PadovaPadovaItaly
  2. 2.Service de Médecine Légale Hôpital LapeyronieUniversity of MontpellierMontpellier CedexFrance
  3. 3.Institute of Legal MedicineUniversity of Duisburg-Essen HufelandstrEssenGermany
  4. 4.Department of Legal Medicine, Toxicology and Physical AnthropologyUniversity of GranadaGranadaSpain
  5. 5.Department of Private LawUniversity of DeustoBilbaoSpain
  6. 6.Department of BiolawMykolas Romeris UniversityVilniusLithuania
  7. 7.Department of Clinical Pharmacology, Cameron Forensic Medical SciencesWilliam Harvey Research Institute, Barts and the London, Queen Mary University of LondonLondonUK
  8. 8.National Institute of Legal Medicine, University of CoimbraCoimbraPortugal
  9. 9.University Magna Graecia of CatanzaroCatanzaroItaly

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