Title

Curbside Consults in Clinical Medicine: Empirical and Liability Challenges

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

Winter 2021

Abstract

In most U.S. jurisdictions, clinicians providing informal “curbside” consults are protected from medical malpractice liability due to the absence of a doctor-patient relationship. A recent Minnesota Supreme Court case, Warren v. Dinter, offers the opportunity to reassess whether the majority rule is truly serving the best interests of patients.

Keywords

Medical Malpractice, Curbside Consultation, Informal Consultation, Doctor-Patient Relationship, Warren v. Dieter

Publication Title

Journal of Law, Medicine, & Ethics

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