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Document ID (ISN)67442
CIS number 96-1691
ISSN - Serial title 1250-3274 - Archives des maladies professionnelles et de médecine du travail
Year 1995
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Zajac P.
Title Civil and criminal liability of the occupational physician
Original title La responsabilité civile et pénale du médecin du travail [in French]
Bibliographic information 1995, Vol.56, No.6, p.457-466. 5 ref.
Abstract While exercising his/her professional activity, an occupational physician may commit medical or administrative mistakes involving criminal or civil liability towards employees. To establish this liability, the victim must prove that a mistake has been made, that there has been damage and that there is a direct link between the mistake and the damage. When the damage involves bodily injury resulting from an occupational disease or accident, civil liability claims in France against the employer or his/her agents are lifted in favour of a lump-sum compensation payment. Criminal liability by the occupational physician, often limited to cases of breaches of confidence, can also be invoked in other cases as defined by French labour legislation.
Descriptors (primary) France; criminal liability; industrial physicians; legislation
Descriptors (secondary) medico-legal aspects; comment on law; penalties; enforcement
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceFrance
Subject(s) Medicine, hygiene and first aid
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Criminal liability in OSH