Autori: Mihai GIURGEA, Ioan LAZĂR
Publicat în:
Revista Dreptul nr. 3/2018
Revistă disponibilă: aici
Cuvinte-cheie: malpraxis; doctor; eroarea de diagnostic nescuzabilă; eroarea de diagnostic scuzabilă;
Error of diagnosis in cases of malpractice. Hypoteses of a doctor’s liability
Abstract: The Law No 95/2006 on the health reform stipulates, in Article 653 (2), that: „the medical staff shall be liable under the civil law for the prejudices caused by error, which also include negligence, recklessness or insufficient medical knowledge in the exercise of the profession, by individual acts within the prevention, diagnosis or treatment procedures”. The text of law finds its applicability in the cases that raise for discussion whether the doctor’s diagnosis was a correct one and the chosen therapeutic conduct was necessary to restore the patient’s health condition. However, even under the terms of subsistence of the situation of error of diagnosis, this does not unconditionally engage the legal liability, an approach that makes necessary a distinction between the guilty diagnosis error and the excusable diagnosis error. In this study the authors intend to identify and analyze the hypotheses in which the doctor’s legal liability can operate/intervene in case of an error of diagnosis.
Keywords: malpractice; doctor; diagnosis; guilty error of diagnosis; excusable error of diagnosis;