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Revista Ecuatoriana de Neurología

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DEL BRUTTO, Oscar A.. Requirements For Civil Liability To Proceed Due To Medical Malpractice. Rev Ecuat Neurol [online]. 2018, vol.27, n.2, pp.79-82. ISSN 2631-2581.

A physician is subject to civil liability in his professional practice. Under Ecuadorian law, civil liability arises when three requirements are met: fraud or negligence, harm and causation between the fraud or negligence and the harm. Once these requirements have been met, an obligation to compensate is born. Compensating means paying a sum of money equivalent to the patient´s harm.

Keywords : Civil liability; Medical malpractice; Lex artis..

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