Medicolegal aspects of neurodiagnostic tests.


Legal issues that may arise in neurodiagnostic testing are reviewed briefly. This article focuses on applications of medical malpractice law with respect to negligence in selection, conduct, and interpretation of tests. The impact of the doctrine of informed consent is considered both in the context of malpractice law and human subjects research. The article concludes with a short exposition on enterprise liability and diagnostic tests, indicating the ways in which the growing role of corporations in medical practice may prompt changes in how claims for test-related medical injuries are processed. This article aims to convey an appreciation of how the law attempts to reduce test-related harms by imposing liability on individuals and organizations.

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@article{Beresford1996MedicolegalAO, title={Medicolegal aspects of neurodiagnostic tests.}, author={H. Richard Beresford}, journal={Neurologic clinics}, year={1996}, volume={14 1}, pages={239-48} }