Doctors vs lawyers: Does the legal profession have immunity from negligence claims?
It is easy enough to misunderstand some parts of the law — even for lawyers.
For doctors, the misunderstandings sometimes appear to be tied in with a sense of legal vulnerability or even of unfairness.
Examples of vulnerability might include concerns about the legal implications of apologies, or the sense of exposure when providing ‘good Samaritan’ emergency care.
In both examples, civil liability law reforms have sought to reassure doctors.
As for unfairness, still mentioned on occasion is the perception that