To err Is human, unless you are a healthcare provider.
Zajicek J. Belmont Health Law J. 2020;4:79-135.
Intent to harm is a primary factor in the criminalization of patient injury. This article discusses the increase of criminal legal action to medical error and its negative affect. The author summarizes alternative strategies for addressing clinician responsibility for harmful errors and suggests improvements in current approaches to avoid the use of prosecutorial methods to hold those involved accountable for harm.