[Autom. eng. transl.] In the pronouncement of the Supreme Court under consideration, the responsibility of the defendant is to be found in the violation of the duty of care which required him to carry out his activity according to his model of agent and in compliance with the rules of prudence, the violation of which led to premises of the lethal event. The application of the guidelines that concern and contain only rules of expertise and do not refer to negligence and imprudence profiles cannot be usefully evoked. The guidelines to be relevant in ascertaining the responsibility of the physician must indicate diagnostic-therapeutic standards in compliance with the rules dictated by the best medical science to guarantee the health of the patient and (as mentioned) must not be inspired by exclusive logic of economic management, in terms of cost containment, in contrast to the patient's care needs.
|Translated title of the contribution||[Autom. eng. transl.] Court of Cassation, section IV pen., 24 January 2013, n. 11493|
|Number of pages||18|
|Journal||RIVISTA ITALIANA DI MEDICINA LEGALE|
|Publication status||Published - 2013|
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