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    Medical Negligence: A Practical Guide (Hardback) By (author) Charles J. Lewis

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    DescriptionThe fourth edition of this guide to the law and procedures governing medical negligence litigation continues to meet the needs of legal specialists while remaining accessible to non-lawyers including insurers, health authorities and doctors.

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    Medical Negligence
    A Practical Guide
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Charles J. Lewis
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Height: 230 mm
    ISBN 13: 9780406902832
    ISBN 10: 0406902836

    BIC E4L: LAW
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S5.4
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DBKW, 1DBKE
    BIC subject category V2: M, LNAC
    BISAC V2.8: LAW012000
    BIC subject category V2: LNT
    BISAC V2.8: LAW000000
    BIC subject category V2: LNV
    BISAC V2.8: MED000000, LAW087000, LAW074000
    BIC subject category V2: LNFL
    DC21: 346.410332
    4, Revised
    Edition statement
    4th Revised edition
    Illustrations note
    Lexisnexis UK
    Imprint name
    Butterworths Law
    Publication date
    01 April 1998
    Publication City/Country
    Table of contents
    Introduction. The structure of the book. The structure of the national health service. PROCEDURE: The initial complaint. First steps: funding the claim, legal aid, going to council. The inquest. Obtaining the medical records. Reading the medical notes. Instructing an expert. Issuing proceedings. From issue to trial. LAW: Negligence and duty of care. The duty of care in a medical context. The standard of care. Loss/injury: damage and causation. Loss/injury: foreseeability and remoteness. Loss/injury: nervous shock. Loss/injury: economic loss. Who to sue. The proof of negligence. Consent. The failed sterilisation and the action of wrongful birth. The Congenital Disabilities Act 1976. Damages. The limitation period. Cases. Strict liability. EPILOGUE: Epilogue. Appendices. Index.