Medical Negligence Law in Transitional China

By Ding Chunyan

Relying on the methodologies of statutory interpretation, case studies, and socio-legal analysis, this book systematically investigates and comprehensively analyzes four major problems in Chinese medical negligence law that result in widespread unfairness and uncertainty: the unreasonable distinction between medical malpractice and ordinary medical negligence * the ambiguous standard of care for medical negligence liability * the problematic medical malpractice technical authentication system * the excessive restrictions on compensation for medical negligence. Changes to both substantive and procedural rules of medical negligence law are recommended, and suggestions for a possible reform are outlined in order to establish a fairer and more certain system of medical negligence law in China. Furthermore, the book contributes to a better understanding of past developments and current problems in Chinese medical negligence law, and it will be a useful source for understanding the topics of professional negligence and personal injury in Chinese law and in the Chinese society. It will be useful to students and researchers in medical law, comparative legal study, medical ethics, and Asian sociology and social policy. It will also benefit legal advisers, judges, legislators, and health care professionals with an interest in medical law in China. (Series: Chinese & Hong Kong Law - Vol. 1)


284 pages

Publication Date: 10/7/2012
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9781780680729