Goods can get bad and ugly

Doctors strive to give their patients the best care possible, using their skills and expertise to deliver an outcome the patient is satisfied with. However, there are occasions when the patient may believe the care provided is substandard and this could result in a clinical negligence claim.  The matter of who is at fault may get more complicated when the claim involves a product, such as drugs, prostheses, dressings and devices.

Dr Dan Kremer and Sarah Bryant look at how a patient can claim compensation in such a situation and how it can impact on the clinician.

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Under product liability law, a claim can be made against the supplier of a product if it is of substandard quality, by poor design, manufacture or otherwise.