Causation – Application: The Difficulties Associated with Applying the “But For” Test

Source: The Verdict – Issue 168 / Spring 2021
Author: Paul McGivern and Lindsay McGivern
The Verdict Spring 2021

This is the sixth article in our 8 part series on medical malpractice litigation. In this article, we will demonstrate some examples of how the causation principles are applied in medical negligence cases.

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