Health Care Malpractice: A Primer on Legal Issues for Professionals

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Ronald W. Scott
McGraw-Hill, 1999 - Law - 135 pages
More than ever you need to be aware of the full range of issues and concerns associated with malpractice. Health Care Malpractice, Second Edition, by renowned health care professional and lawyer Ron Scott, gives you the tools to understand, prevent and, if necessary, prepare yourself for malpractice proceedings. The content is eminently practical with two sample casesone real, one hypothetical - per chapter. In addition, the impact of managed care on malpractice is analyzed in depth. You'll examine: the four bases for malpractice: professional negligence, intentional misconduct, breach of therapeutic promise, and liability for defective products or dangerous activities; defense strategies to malpractice claims and lawsuits; trends in malpractice law and liability; legal and ethical issues related to managed care, and much more. A mock trial concludes the text and gives you a vivid picture of what actually goes on in the courtroom.

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The Legal Nature of Health Care Malpractice
Differentiating Legal and Ethical Duties and Civil
Liability for Health Care

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About the author (1999)

Scott is Associate Professor in the Department of physical Therapy, School of Allied Health Sciences at University of Texas Health Sciences Center in San Antonio.

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