Medical Malpractice Newsletters
Anesthesia and Malpractice
Loss of Chance Doctrine
Children and young adults are playing a large variety of sports in ever-increasing numbers. As the number of participants increases, so does the occurrence of sports-related injuries and deaths resulting in more medical malpractice actions against team physicians and sports trainers.
Generally, there is a waiver of liability for the malpractice committed by employees of the United States government pursuant to the Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA). The government is substituted for the physician as a party in medical malpractice actions, and the remedy against the government is exclusive. The federal courts have sole jurisdiction in cases under the FTCA, and a judge without a jury tries them.