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Head to Head: Should doctors tackling covid-19 be immune from negligence liability claims?

Tomkins, Christine; Purshouse, Craig; Heywood, Rob; Miola, Jose; Cave, Emma; Devaney, Sarah

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Authors

Christine Tomkins

Craig Purshouse

Rob Heywood

Jose Miola

Sarah Devaney



Abstract

Litigation related to exceptional circumstances would be a complicated drain on a workforce and system already on its knees after the pandemic, says Christine Tomkins. But Craig Purshouse, Rob Heywood, José Miola, Emma Cave, and Sarah Devaney argue that, despite extraordinary times, immunity from negligence is unnecessary and sends the wrong message about practice standards.

Citation

Tomkins, C., Purshouse, C., Heywood, R., Miola, J., Cave, E., & Devaney, S. (2020). Head to Head: Should doctors tackling covid-19 be immune from negligence liability claims?. British Medical Journal, 2020(370), Article m2487. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.m2487

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Jun 18, 2020
Online Publication Date Jul 1, 2020
Publication Date 2020
Deposit Date Jul 1, 2020
Publicly Available Date Oct 26, 2021
Journal British Medical Journal
Print ISSN 1759-2151
Electronic ISSN 0959-8138
Publisher BMJ Publishing Group
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 2020
Issue 370
Article Number m2487
DOI https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.m2487

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This article has been accepted for publication in British Medical Journal, 2020 following
peer review, and the Version of Record can be accessed online at https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.m2487







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