Headlines:

A heart-healthy and “stroke-free” world through policy development

The history of vaccination: benefits, dangers, and prejudice

Sleep Disorders

Eating Disorders: Anorexia and Bulimia

Supporting the Health Care Workforce During the COVID-19 Epidemic

Characteristics of Hospitalized Adults With COVID-19

Aging and Changes in Physical and Mental Health

Can Excess Exercising Worsen Health?

Biomechanics In Medicine

Artificial Tissue and Organs

Should scientists work to make computers displace doctors?

Amazing Homeopathic Medicines

Viral Infection and Powerful Treatments

Cancer treatment and research 2021

Effects Of Smoking, Alcohol Consumption, And Drug Abuse On Human Health

Should there be state regulation of fast food chains?

Autism: a disease or a variant of norm?

Should Teens Be Able To Obtain Birth Control Pills?

Should there be state regulation of fast-food chains?

Alzheimer’s disease: is it possible to battle it?

Doctors Have the Highest Mortality Rate from Covid-19

What drives healthcare cost in the US in 2021 ?

Should doctors quit their jobs not to deal with COVID-19 ?

Should there be an opt-in or opt-out donor system?

Should the state provide free health care to homeless people?

Who should decide whether to place an elderly in the elderly center? A person himself, children, or health care specialist?

Is the French doctor suggestions to test the vaccine in Africa is a sound strategy or an act of racism?

How should the issue of obesity be treated?

Should people be encouraged to homeopathy first?

Doctors Have the Highest Mortality Rate from Covid-19. What are the ways to decrease it?

Can medical research pose a threat? If yes, what are the ways to mitigate it?

Should the state refuse to import the products, obtained at the cost of someone’s health?

Should a doctor be able to provide medical care to a minor despite their parent’s wish?

Should scientists research options for people to become immortal?

Should doctors be required to report cases of organ trafficking?

Should surrogate pregnancy be used on-demand or only for health reasons?

Has Corona Virus Given A Boost to Telemedicine? Is it A Viable Alternative to Traditional Consultations?

The impact of Corona virus on a specific vulnerable population: the poor, homeless, people with mental illnesses

Should TV commercials for alcohol/fast-food chains be banned?

Should there be criminal responsibility for medical errors?

Should the state refuse to import the products, obtained at the cost of someone’s health?

Should US hospitals provide a free translator to non-English speaking patients?

Should animals be used in research?

Do we need a dedicated global agency that would deal with covid 19 and other future pandemics?

Should animals be used in research?

Should the State Regulate Social Media Use to Prevent Its Negative Impact on Mental Health and Social Media Addiction?

Should unhealthy people be refused emergency organ transplants due to their lifestyle choices?

Should Abortion be Legal?

Should unconventional forms of medicine be part of national healthcare?

Is quarantine a useful measure?

Should Euthanasia be Illegal?

LINK BETWEEN POVERTY AND HEALTH

SHOULD DOCTORS BE ABLE TO PROMOTE PARTICULAR MEDICAL PRODUCTS?

IS THE COST OF HEALTHCARE IN THE U.S. JUSTIFIABLE?

SHOULD CLONING/GENETIC ENGINEERING RESEARCH BE ALLOWED?

SHOULD CHILDHOOD VACCINATION BE MANDATORY?

Should uninsured people be provided with any medical care?

SHOULD EUTHANASIA BE ILLEGAL?

Homoeopathy as compared to traditional forms of medicinal treatments

Should marijuana/drugs be legalized?

Covid-19 Vaccine: What to Expect

The Need for International Cooperation During Covid-19 Pandemic

New COVID-19 Restrictions In Washington And Michigan

Generic selectors
Exact matches only
Search in title
Search in content
Should there be criminal responsibility for medical errors?

Date

Medical is considered as a profession of higher rank in terms of responsibility and respect. But what if some doctors do not keep the dignity of this rank? In this section, we will discuss that there should be criminal responsibility on doctors for medical errors. The below points will give you your answer in a detailed and informative manner.

What are the standards of medical error?

Before answering the question, we have to make the readers clear about medical errors. Medical errors can be organ trafficking, negligence during surgeries, or insufficient medical care. In terms of scientific meanings, it can be explained as when any one of the doctors fails to follow the expected treatment plan and the general rules of the medical profession are not being followed. All these things come under the term medical error or medical malpractice.

Elements of criminal liability:

In our opinion, medical error should be considered a criminal act. Before this, you have to see the most important things for considering the medical error as some criminal act. If all these things are occurring at that time, we can assume that medical error a criminal offense.

  1. First of all, doctors must have a legal duty to that patient to perform medical errors. If its not, then there will be no kind of accuse of medical error.
  2. The doctors must have a professional relationship with the patient. If someone has given medical assistance in an emergency, this would not be considered a professional association.
  3. For making any medical error as a criminal act, the doctor-patient relationship must be developed. The court would make the doctor accessible if it was not his duty and he just owed the task in the hour of need.
  4. Fourthly, if the doctor does not know about the side effects of medicine, such as a new vaccine, the patient gets severe reactions and side effects after getting the vaccine. That doctor will not be in medical culpability.
  5. The doctor’s negligence is considered a severe criminal activity, and for this medical health, the association has passed many criminal acts to punish the doctor.

Law against doctors after being proven guilty of medical error:

The law states that if a doctor has been proven for a medical error and the patient has gone to face death or any severe health issue, then that doctor’s license will be seized. That doctor is no more able to practice anywhere. This punishment is being given in the whole world with some different charges and additional stressors.

We all know that how much a patient trusts in his/her doctor. Slight negligence of a doctor can put their lives in danger. There are many countries where doctors are not being punished for making medical errors, but it should be considered criminal responsibility. Because only then will they make themselves fully aware of their duty and responsibility. Remember, if destiny has made you a lifesaver, then don’t ever become a life snatcher.

References:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5915255/

http://journals.um.si/index.php/medicine/article/download/92/73

Share on facebook
Facebook
Share on twitter
Twitter
Share on google
Google+
Share on reddit
Reddit
Share on linkedin
LinkedIn
Share on email
Email

More
articles

Join DBN Today!

Let DBN help guide you to success!

Doctors Business Network offers everything new and existing health care providers need to establish and build a successful career! Sign up with DBN today and let us help you succeed!