Personal Injury and the Law of Torts for Paralegals

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Aspen Publishers Online, Oct 13, 2008 - Law - 381 pages
Personal Injury And The Law of Torts for Paralegals is a highly teachable new textbook that balances substantive and practical coverage to prepare students to work as personal injury paralegals. Emphasizing medical information specifically related to personal injury law, Emily Lynch Morissette provides consistently clear writing, examples drawn from experience, and myriad teaching devices to convey a working understanding of the role of the paralegal in personal injury cases. Providing both foundational information on torts And The skill development needed to work as a personal injury paralegal, this text features : complete coverage of the AAfPE’s Model Tort Law syllabus logically organized substantive topics that begin with an introduction To The concept of torts and move through each element of negligence, followed by medical malpractice as a type of negligence, intentional torts, and Worker’s Compensation. practice-based topics that examine how to discover medical records, tort discovery, and litigation an Introduction to Medicine in the Appendix an emphasis on medical information specifically related to personal injury — such as how to obtain and understand medical records a wealth of clear and accessible examples fact-based exercises using real-life scenarios consistent and hard-working pedagogy, including: Chapter Objectives marginal definitions tables and figures case summaries ethics topics Chapter Summaries review questions Web links detailed Instructor's Manual that includes sample syllabi, answers to all review questions and exercises, and a Test Bank Take a look at the new Torts book for paralegals that offers complete coverage of substantive torts topics while underscoring the specific skills critical to the work of a personal injury paralegal: Personal Injury And The Law of Torts for Paralegals by Emily Lynch Morissette.
 

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Contents

Introduction to Torts and Negligence
1
Introduction to Torts and Negligence
3
Duty
13
Breach of Duty
29
Causation of Injury
43
Damages
59
Special Issues Related to Negligence
77
The Defenses to Negligence
101
The Defenses to Intentional Torts and Immunities
177
Strict Liability and Products Liability
197
Nuisance
225
Workers Compensation
235
Discovery and Review of Medical Records
251
The Tort Litigation Process Before Trial
271
Appendix
276
The Tort Litigation Process During Trial
309

The Defenses to Negligence
110
Medical Malpractice
117
Intentional Torts to Persons
131
Intentional Torts to Property
165
Appendix A An Introduction to Medicine
323
Appendix B Initial Client Meeting Form
343
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