Keep a check on mental illness to prevent medical professional negligence claims

26th May 2015 by

One of the most complex and devastating forms of professional negligence is that of medical negligence. The Medical Protection Society (MPS) has recently been reported on the Pulse website as saying that GPs are currently working in an increasingly litigious environment and that it is taking its toll.

However, in a move which perhaps could be mirrored across many professions, the MPS has called for increased vigilance in the sector; suggesting that colleagues should be on the lookout for signs of mental illness in co-workers, so as to prevent lapses in judgment which could lead to medical mistakes and the potential for a negligence claim.

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