In medical malpractice litigation, providing legal representation to older patients or their healthcare providers carriers significant ethical implication. However, there has been little scholarly or practical discussion of legal ethics concerning circumstances in which the medical malpractice plaintiff is an older person. The author sets forth a tentative outline of key issues that should be included in an analysis of legal ethics in the medical malpractice context, particularly when an older patient is involved.
Kapp, Marshall B.
"Ethics of the Attorney in Medical Malpractice Litigation,"
Marquette Elder's Advisor:
3, Article 3.
Available at: http://scholarship.law.marquette.edu/elders/vol3/iss3/3