Medical Negligence

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Butterworths, 1990 - Malpractice - 937 pages

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Contents

The occurrence
1
The function of the defence societies
24
0thef work of the defence organisations
39
History of medical defence
45
Fatal iatrogenic injuries the inquest
47
The procedure of inquest
57
Confidentiality medical records
69
Agencies
83
Accident and emergency
435
The paediatrician and medical negligence
453
Paediatric neurology
501
Neurology
524
Medicolegal problems in the nonsurgical management of cancer
538
Psychiatry
571
Anaesthesia
586
General surgery
625

Introduction
84
Preliminary legal steps for the patient
101
Preparation of medical evidence on liability
131
The medical report
179
Consent to treatment
193
Limitation of actions
210
Class actions
224
The conduct of proceedings
245
leading counsel
279
Pecuniary compensation
299
Settlement
342
Product liability for medicinal products
362
Epidemiology in litigation
402
General practice
417
Fluid balance
632
Mr Nigel H Harris MA MB BChir FRCS
659
Obstetrics and gynaecology
678
Introduction
700
Cardiothoracic surgery
732
Medical negligence in plastic surgery
755
Scars and scarring
763
Neurosurgery
778
Otorhinolaryngology
799
Ophthalmology
818
Litigation in radiological medicine
850
Index
909
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