How Likely Are Malpractice Lawsuits From Treating COVID?
Healthcare Partner Nathan Adams spoke with Medscape about the legal likelihood of medical malpractice lawsuits against healthcare providers treating COVID-19 and/or delivering the coronavirus vaccine. Providers who administer the vaccines in a manner consistent with guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention should be protected, said Mr. Adams, who has studied the PREP Act. There's an open legal question, however, over the extent of protection beyond that, such as in cases alleging a physician's failure to provide a vaccine or failure to identify contraindications in patients who subsequently suffer an adverse reaction to the vaccine.
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