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 overwhelmed by COVID-19 cases