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Duty to Warn in the Emergency Department: Three Medical Legal Cases That Illustrate Providers’ Broad Risk and Liability

  • Author(s): Pfaff, Rosemary
  • Berkeley, Ross P.
  • Moore, Gregory
  • Heniff, Melanie
  • et al.
Creative Commons 'BY' version 4.0 license
Abstract

This article presents three medical-legal cases that define a physician’s duty to warn and include caveats on medical practice within the scope of the law. Some physicians may not recognize that these legal and liability requirements extend not only to physical danger, but also to infectious diseases, medical illness, and drug effects.

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