Is a doctor liable for negligence or breach of contract for failing to treat a patient for a medical malpractice?

Alberta, Canada


The following excerpt is from Millette (Estate of) v. Zung, 2005 ABQB 115 (CanLII):

A doctor does not guarantee or insure that the patient will be cured. A doctor is not liable merely because some other doctor, of far greater experience or ability, might have used a greater degree of skill, or that the doctor himself might have used some greater degree of care: Challand v. Bell, supra, at 152-153.

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