Informal consultations: do new risks exist with this age-old tradition?

J Med Pract Manage. 2002 May-Jun;17(6):308-11.


This article cites three court decisions involving physicians who provided an informal or "curbside" consultation. The cases demonstrate the medico-legal implications of physicians engaging in informal consultations. The author then discusses the growing risk of liability for physicians who participate in this traditional practice.

Publication types

  • Legal Case

MeSH terms

  • Emergency Medical Services / legislation & jurisprudence
  • Humans
  • Liability, Legal*
  • Malpractice / legislation & jurisprudence*
  • Physician-Patient Relations*
  • Referral and Consultation / legislation & jurisprudence*
  • Risk Management
  • United States