Negligent referral is a type of allegation that might be used in dental malpractice lawsuits. This allegation attempts to impose liability on the referring doctor for a poor outcome that may have been associated with work performed by a specialist.
Adequate documentation may help prevent or defuse a negligent referral allegation.
Every dentist should have a clear policy when referring patients.
Do you have a clear policy in place? Avoid negligent referral allegations with these tips.
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