Accident and Emergency for Lawyers

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Cavendish Publishing, Jan 18, 1997 - Law - 164 pages
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The book aims to provide lawyers with background information on accident and emergency services in the UK and on the type of problems which occur and may subsequently result in allegations of negligent treatment. Accident and emergency covers the whole of medical practice and therefore, for this book to remain manageable, the most common topics have been selected for review. The choices have been based on the authors experience of over 800 medical negligence cases completed on behalf of both plaintiffs and defendants. Details within each section provide information on how the patient should be received, the condition investigated and diagnosed, and on the generally accepted methods of treatment. These cases include missed fractures, severed nerves and tendons, retained foreign bodies, chest pain, abdominal pain, and paediatric problems
 

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Contents

OVERVIEW OF A AND E MEDICINE
1
INVESTIGATIONS IN THE A AND E DEPARTMENT
15
FRACTURES
25
SPECIFIC FRACTURES UPPER LIMB
37
SPECIFIC FRACTURES LOWER LIMB
49
HEAD INJURIES
61
SPINAL INJURIES
73
FACIAL INJURIES
83
EYE INJURIES
91
MANAGEMENT OF WOUNDS
97
ABDOMINAL PAIN
109
CHEST PAIN
127
PAEDIATRIC PROBLEMS
141
MISCELLANEOUS CONDITIONS
147
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