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April 13, 2020


Lance Stevens

Mississippi's shelter at home executive order 1471 has as broad an immunity provision as one could imagine. Read with a careful eye, it may well give immunity for any malpractice committed upon any patient during the pandemic, not just COVID victims, ostensibly because, during this crisis, resources are depleted, mayhem in the medical setting is unavoidable and patients should just anticipate negligence when they enter. Reasonable care should always be the benchmark. The exigencies can be explained within that context.

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