Negligence of medical experts

BMJ 2005; 330 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.330.7498.1027-b (Published 28 April 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;330:1027

Issues in writing medicolegal reports must be considered

  1. Frank Frizelle (Frank.Frizelle@cdhb.govt.nz), professor of colorectal surgery
  1. Christchurch Hospital, Christchurch, New Zealand

    EDITOR—The points raised by Bishop in his personal view on the negligence of medical experts are important and often ignored by doctors until they directly affect them.1 Medicolegal reports usually deal with what turns into a sentinel event in a doctor's practising life. Reports need to be fair …

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