Health care law is evolving particularly rapidly during the COVID-19 pandemic. For example, as the COVID-19 pandemic continues, families in England who have lost loved ones to the virus are considering filing clinical negligence claims.
Perhaps in part due to the general, heightened public awareness of rights to sue for clinical negligence, people in the UK are now considering taking legal action against the National Health Service (NHS) for improper, negligent COVID-19 treatment. In cases of clinical negligence during COVID-19, a key issue centers around whether medical practitioners followed relevant clinical guidelines.
John Tingle explores this further in his blog for the Bill of Health. John Tingle is a regular contributor to the Bill of Health blog and is a Lecturer in Law at Birmingham Law School in the UK and a Visiting Professor of Law, Loyola University Chicago, School of Law.