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The Medical Malpractice Survival Handbook

Reduce your risk of costly litigation! Written in easy-to-understand language by a team of medical doctors who are also attorneys at law, this handbook addresses the issues surrounding the growing incidence of medical malpractice. It examines the scenarios that can result in a malpractice suit, the best actions to take during the course of litigation, and the most effective ways to minimize your legal liabilities.

Audience
All medical specialties

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Published: March 2007

Imprint: Mosby

ISBN: 978-0-323-04438-7

Contents

  • SECTION ONE: PHYSICIANS AND MALPRACTICE

    Chapter 1: American Medical Malpractice
    Chapter 2: Medical Malpractice Stress Syndrome
    Chapter 3: Malpractice Prevention
    Chapter 4: Medical Brief (or Medical Memorandum)
    Chapter 5: Spoliation: Altered Medical Records
    Chapter 6: Medical Error Disclosure and Apology
    Chapter 7: Professional Liability Insurance
    Chapter 8: Defense Attorney
    Chapter 9: Liability in Clinic Trials Research
    Chapter 10: Criminalization of Malpractice


    SECTION 2: ETIOLOGY OF MALPRACTICE

    Chapter 11: Etiology of Malpractice
    Chapter 12: Breach of Physician-Patient Relationship
    Chapter 13: Improper Disclosure of Confidential Information
    Chapter 14: Lack of Informed Consent and Refusal
    Chapter 15: Negligence
    Chapter 16: Miscellaneous Torts
    Chapter 17: Liability for Acts of Other Providers
    Chapter 18: The Physician and the Nurse
    Chapter 19: Medical Product Liability


    SECTION 3: MALPRACTICE LAWSUIT RESOLUTION

    Chapter 20: The American Court System
    Chapter 21: Physician Conduct at Deposition and Trial
    Chapter 22: Alternative Dispute Resolution of Claims
    Chapter 23: Medical Expert Testimony
    Chapter 24: Medical Malpractice Defenses
    Chapter 25: Damages in Medical Malpractice
    Chapter 26: Countersuits by Physicians
    Chapter 27: Tort Reform System: Medical Negligence in New Zealand


    SECTION 4: LIABILITY OF SPECIALTIES

    Chapter 28: Family Practice and Internal Medicine
    Chapter 29: Clinical and Forensic Pathology
    Chapter 30: Genetics
    Chapter 31: Obstetrics and Gynecology
    Chapter 32: Neonatology & Pediatrics
    Chapter 33: Cardiology
    Chapter 34: Emergency Medicine
    Chapter 35: Anesthesiology Liability
    Chapter 36: Surgery
    Chapter 37: Urology
    Chapter 38: Neurology and Neurosurgery
    Chapter 39: Ophthalmology
    Chapter 40: Otorhinolaryngology
    Chapter 41: Psychiatric Malpractice
    Chapter 42: Radiology
    Chapter 43: Dentistry

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