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Who pays for medical malpractice?

Healthcare providers or insurers are normally liable for paying any damages or compensation granted to the patient in medical negligence cases. Costs for medical care, missed payments, and non-economic damages, like pain and suffering, can all be included in this.

Medical Negligence & Medical Malpractice Lawsuits

To guard against financial damages in case of a lawsuit alleging medical negligence, most healthcare practitioners in Singapore must have medical malpractice insurance. The patient’s award of compensation is often paid by the insurance provider.

In some circumstances, the medical professional could also be held personally accountable for the harm.

Medical Negligence Case Caroline Tan

The tragic case of Caroline Tan, who passed away in 2008 at Sydney’s Royal North Shore Hospital briefly after giving birth to her son, emphasizes the life-altering effects of medical errors and hiccups during childbirth.

Several mistakes were made by hospital personnel, including failing to recognize her pre-eclampsia, a potentially fatal condition that can develop during pregnancy, according to an investigation into her death.

The investigation produced important findings and recommendations targeted at enhancing the hospital’s staff training programs and channels of communication. It was obvious that changes needed to be made in order to prevent similar mistakes from happening in the future.

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