The Incompatibility of the aims of tort within medical negligence

Green, E. (2022) The Incompatibility of the aims of tort within medical negligence. Undergraduate theses, University of Chichester.

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Those injured because of medical negligence, and their relatives, turn to the law to seek justice and claim in medical negligence law, under tort. Their first and only direct port of call are specialised lawyers who attempt to achieve justice for their clients by claiming compensation, as after all, that would be the aim of medical negligence litigation would it not? This paper will firstly introduce tort law, its aims, and medical negligence as well as the importance of evaluating torts individually to find a single overreaching aim. It will then be divided into four chapters commencing with deterrence followed by compensation,
appeasement and justice. Each chapter will primarily evaluate tort laws theory and will then be applied to medical negligence. This thesis hopes to prove that the aims of tort are not particularly relevant to medical negligence litigation and that instead accountability is at the forefront.

Publication Type: Theses (Undergraduate)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Medical injury, justice, compensation
Subjects: J Political Science > J General legislative and executive papers
J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
K Law > K Law (General)
K Law > KD England and Wales
R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Divisions: Academic Areas > Institute of Arts and Humanities > Law
Student Research > Undergraduate
Depositing User: Janet Carter
Date Deposited: 16 Mar 2023 12:00
Last Modified: 16 Mar 2023 12:00

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