The Perruche case and the issue of compensation for the consequences of medical error.

@article{Costich2006ThePC,
  title={The Perruche case and the issue of compensation for the consequences of medical error.},
  author={Julia Field Costich},
  journal={Health policy},
  year={2006},
  volume={78 1},
  pages={8-16}
}
The case of Nicolas Perruche gave rise to a national debate in France over compensation for serious consequences of medical error. Ultimately, legislation was enacted banning the cause of action known in Anglo-American law as wrongful life, and an agency was established to adjudicate subsequent claims. As other developed nations continue to wrestle with… CONTINUE READING