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Liability v. Innovation: Unpacking key connections
Thu 4 May 2017, 09:30 – 17:00 BST
The six seminars in the ESRC series 'Liability v.Innovation: Unpacking Key Connections' consider whether fear of legal liability stifles innovation in medicine, and if so whether a legal reform is warranted. The seminars bring together academics and a wide variety of stakeholders, including practitioners, patients and policy makers to discuss thse issues from many perspectives.
The fifth seminar in the series, 'Thinking outside the box: Strict liability and offsetting risk', will take place at Keele Universiy on 4 May 2017. This seminar will question the received wisdom that shapes the Medical Innovation Bill, namely: (a) fault-based liability, (b) full compensation and (c) the patient’s best interest as a governing principle to determine whether offering the innovative treatment is negligent. It will examine, first, the case for strict liability towards patients injured from innovative treatments; and then, the case for and against determining standard of care and reducing compensation the physician’s liability based on benefits to others.
For the more information on the series and seminar five, including the programme, visit: https://liabilityinnovation.wordpress.com