|Document ID (ISN)||67442|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1250-3274 - Archives des maladies professionnelles et de médecine du travail
|Convention or series no.
||Civil and criminal liability of the occupational physician
||La responsabilité civile et pénale du médecin du travail [in French]|
||1995, Vol.56, No.6, p.457-466. 5 ref.
||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.
||France; criminal liability; industrial physicians; legislation
||medico-legal aspects; comment on law; penalties; enforcement
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||France|
||Medicine, hygiene and first aid
|Broad subject area(s)
||Occupational medicine, epidemiology
||Criminal liability in OSH