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"WITH NO EVIL INTENT": THE CRIMINAL PROSECUTION OF PHYSICIANS FOR MEDICAL NEGLIGENCE

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Abstract:

If a person publicly practising as a physician, on being called upon to attend a sick woman, prescribes, with foolhardy presumption or gross recklessness, a course of treatment which causes her death, he may be found guilty of manslaughter, although he acted with her consent, and with no evil intent.

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01947640152750937

Affiliations: * Assistant Corporation Counsel, City of Chicago.

Publication date: October 1, 2001

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