‘Liability v. Innovation: Unpacking key connections’: Keele University, 4 May 2017

The fifth seminar in the series, ‘Thinking outside the box: Strict liability and offsetting risk’, will take place at Keele University on 4 May 2017. This seminar will question the received wisdom that shapes the Medical Innovation Bill, namely: (a) fault-based liability, (b) full compensation and (c) the patient’s best interest as a governing principle to determine whether offering the innovative treatment is negligent. It will examine, first, the case for strict liability towards patients injured from innovative treatments; and then, the case for and against determining standard of care and reducing compensation the physician’s liability based on benefits to others … (more)

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