Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Cali Court of Appeals Limits Doctor Liability to Third Parties

Greenberg v Superior Court of Orange County

The doctor changed medication of his Asperger Syndrome patient. The patient killed a bunch of people and himself. The estates sued the doctor for medical malpractice, not for failure to warn. There was no specific threat made by the patient.

The doctor had no duty to the infinite number of potential patient victims.

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