Conference: Medical Malpractice and Compensation in Global Perspective 3-4 December 2010

Location: Prechtsaal, Technical University Vienna, Karlsplatz 13, 1040 Vienna
 
This conference will address liability for medical malpractice and compensation for medical injuries from 12 national or regional perspectives (Austria, Canada, France, Italy, Japan, Germany, New Zealand, the Nordic countries, Poland, South Africa, the United Kingdom and the United States). It will consider in particular:
 
-- The overall scheme for regulating medical practice and compensating for medical adverse events and errors, including the relationship between social insurance, regulation and the liability system (including the theoretical availability and actual use of subrogation or reimbursement claims against tortfeasors by social or first-party insurance schemes).

-- The details of the liability system, including criminal, contract and tort and how the difficult causation issues are handled.

-- Available empirical data on medical errors, compensation, litigation rates and outcomes, and insurance costs (social, private first-party, private liability)

-- Attitudes and concerns about the liability and compensation systems
 
The conference is jointly organised by Richard Wright (Chicago Kent Law School, USA) and Ken Oliphant (Institute for European Tort Law, Vienna) and will lead to a double symposium issue of the Chicago Kent Law Review as well as a title in the Institute's series Tort and Insurance Law (jointly edited by the European Centre of Tort and Insurance Law).

Date: 3-4 December 2010 (1.5 days)

Registration details will be posted in due course.

Should you wish to be directly notified when registration opens please email colm.mcgrath@oeaw.ac.at.



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