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- Publisher: Lexisnexis UK
- Format: Hardback
- Dimensions: 230mm
- Publication date: 1 December 1999
- Publication City/Country: London
- ISBN 10: 0406924619
- ISBN 13: 9780406924612
- Edition: 3, Revised
- Edition statement: 3rd Revised edition
Written by a team of 70 legal and medical practitioners, "Powers and Harris: Clinical Negligence" provides exhaustive coverage of all aspects of clinical negligence claims. It identifies the practical difficulties in bringing an action for damages, to show how to prepare the medical evidence on liability, complete the medical reports on quantum and provides guidance on the best way of presenting expert evidence in court. The book examines the legal aspects of medical malpractice including complaints procedures, the powers of the General Medical Council, preparation of medical evidence, group actions, settlements and trial. It also addresses the medical issues, covering the risks associated with particular areas of specialist medical practice.
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Table of contents
"LEGAL. The law. Risk management in the Health Service. Medical complaints procedures. Agencies. The powers of the General Medical Council. The function of the Defence organisations. The Civil Justice Reforms. The role of NHSLA. Fatal iatrogenic injuries - the Inquest. Confidentiality - medical records. Funding Clinical Negligence Actions. Preliminary legal steps for the patient. Preparation of the medical evidence on liability. The medical report. The conduct of proceedings. Ethics of treatment and the law. Consent of treatment. Limitation of actions. Group actions. Filing suit in the United States. The role of leading counsel. Pecuniary compensation. Settlement. Trial. Product liability for medicinal products. Epidemiology and legal causation. The position in Scotland.MEDICAL. General practice. Accident and emergency medicine. Clinical negligence in trauma and orthopaedics. Peripheral nerve injuries. Neurosurgery. The paediatrician and clinical negligence. Paediatric neurology. Neurology. Medico-legal problems in the non-surgical management of cancer. Psychiatry. Anaesthesia. General surgery. Medico-legal aspects of laparoscopic surgery. Urological surgery. Obstetrics and gynaecology. Cardiothoracic surgery. Clinical negligence in plastic surgery. Otorhinolaryngology. Opthalmology. Dental surgery. Litigation concerning clinical radiology. Medico-legal aspects of MRI scanning."