What is the difference between maleficence and negligence?

Find a news article (not an article from a lawyer’s website) on a medical error. Summarize the case, and discuss how the error could have happened, . Include the Hippocratic oath and what it means to you. What is the difference between maleficence and negligence? Who accepts the responsibility and the liability in a medical error? What outside sources exist to help prevent, or help in reporting medical errors?

Some examples of cases with medical errors (do not limit yourself to just these, you can find your own):

Faith LeGrand

Jessica Santilian

Benjamin Houghton

Willie King

Donald Church

 

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