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Diagnostic error and the patient's rights act.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23340974     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The question which party bears the burden of proof has significant influence on the result of a medical liability process. The party that bears the burden of proof and cannot provide the proof loses the lawsuit. Particularly important in this context is an omitted medical examination. In the case of such an omitted medical examination the courts may grant reversal of the burden of proof to patients in subsequent medical processes. The civil courts differentiate between a simple mistake or a grave error in treatment and furthermore, the medical examination has to be distinguished from the duty of diagnosis.In the new patients' rights act the burden of proof is established by law. Thereafter in principle the patient must still prove that the doctor made a mistake and that this was the cause of the damage.
Authors:
S Müller; H Dralle
Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-1-24
Journal Detail:
Title:  Der Chirurg; Zeitschrift fur alle Gebiete der operativen Medizen     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1433-0385     ISO Abbreviation:  Chirurg     Publication Date:  2013 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-1-23     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  16140410R     Medline TA:  Chirurg     Country:  -    
Other Details:
Languages:  GER     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Lehrstuhl für Strafrecht, Strafprozessrecht, Rechtsvergleichung und Medizinrecht, Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg, Universitätsplatz 6, 06108, Halle (Saale), Deutschland, sebastian.mueller@jura.uni-halle.de.
Vernacular Title:
Befunderhebungsfehler und Patientenrechtegesetz.
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