Doctors may need 'special protection' from future COVID-19 lawsuits

Despite low cases numbers, there remain other legal threats to doctors resulting from the outbreak, claims Professor Anne-Maree Kelly

Doctors need extra legal protections against “not-so-obvious” medical negligence claims emerging from the COVID-19 threat, a medicolegal expert is warning.

Professor Anne-Maree Kelly
Professor Anne-Maree Kelly.

US state governments, including those in New York and Michigan, are offering their doctors legal immunity because of the clinical risks they are taking in systems