Malpractice - Role of the forensic pathologist in Germany

R. Dettmeyer*, J. Preuß, B. Madea

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Medicolegal malpractice assessments have been an important part of the work of forensic pathologists. Not only botchers are concerned but also physicians of all clinical subjects, especially malpractice charges claiming a malpractice leading to death. Single long articles and book chapters have been published about malpractice assessments since the end of the 17th century by forensic pathologists. After World War II systematic studies of malpractice charges first were published in the 1960s. Meanwhile the attention focuses more and more on the role of forensic pathologists to help in prevention of malpractice.

Original languageEnglish
JournalForensic Science International
Issue number2-3
Pages (from-to)265-267
Number of pages3
Publication statusPublished - 10.09.2004


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