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Medical negligence

Author: Michael J Powers; Nigel H Harris; Andrew Lockhart-Mirams
Publisher: London ; Boston : Butterworths, 1994.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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An explanation of the rules of law pertaining to medical negligence. This work identifies practical difficulties in bringing an action for damages; shows how to prepare medical evidence on liability  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael J Powers; Nigel H Harris; Andrew Lockhart-Mirams
ISBN: 0406004528 9780406004529
OCLC Number: 35701522
Description: xli, 1188 pages ; 26 cm
Contents: The law. Medical negligence - a manager's view. Medical complaints procedure. Agencies. The function of the defence organisations. Fatal iatrogenic injuries - the inquest. Confidentiality - medical records. Preliminary legal steps for the patient. Preparation of medical evidence on liability. The medical report. The conduct of proceedings. Consent to treatment. Limitation of actions. Group actions. Filing suit in the United States. Preparation for trial: leading counsel. Pecuniary compensation. Settlement. Trial. Product liability for medicinal products. Epidemiology. The position in Scotland. General practice. Accident and emergency departments; the speciality of accident and emergency medicine. Medical negligence in trauma and orthopaedics. Neurosurgery. The paediatrician and medical negligence. Paediatric neurology. Neurology. Medico-legal problems in the non-surgical management of cancer. Psychiatry. Anaesthesia. General surgery. Urological surgery. Obstetrics and gynaecology. Cardiothoracic surgery. Medical negligence in plastic surgery. Otorhinolaryngology. Opthamology. Dental surgery. Litigation concerning clinical radiology.
Responsibility: [edited by] Michael J. Powers, Nigel H. Harris ; consultant editor, Andrew Lockhart-Mirams.

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