Hospital Liability Law

Hospital Liability Law

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Hospital Liability Law explores the area of law known generally as "hospital liability," the duties and responsibilities a hospital owes to its patients, and the theories under which a hospital may be held liable, including negligence; lack of informed consent and/or informed refusal; unauthorized treatment which may lead to a cause of action for battery; breach of privacy for the unauthorized release of a patient's medical record; and breach of contract. This almanac also discusses the responsibility of the hospital for the actions of its employees, including physicians, residents, interns, nurses, hospitals, mental health professionals, anesthesiologists, and other persons who provide medical care. This almanac examines the elements necessary to prove the various theories of liability that support a prima facie hospital malpractice claim, the defenses to such claims, the litigation procedures unique to medical malpractice, the responsible parties and apportionment of liability, and the damages recoverable. The Appendix provides applicable statutes, resource directories, and other pertinent information and data. The Glossary contains definitions of many of the terms used throughout the more

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  • Hardback | 224 pages
  • 157.48 x 218.44 x 20.32mm | 430.91g
  • Thomson West
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 0195339002
  • 9780195339000

About Margaret C. Jasper

MARGARET C. JASPER is an attorney engaged in the general practice of law in South Salem, New York, concentrating in the areas of personal injury and entertainment law. Ms. Jasper holds a Juris Doctor degree from Pace University School of Law, White Plains, New York, is a member of the New York and Connecticut bars, and is certified to practice before the United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, and the United States Supreme Court. Ms. Jasper has been appointed to the law guardian panel for the Family Court of the State of New York, is a member of a number of professional organizations and associations, and is a New York State licensed real estate broker operating as Jasper Real Estate, in South Salem, New York. Margaret Jasper maintains a website at http: // In 2004, Ms. Jasper successfully argued a case before the New York Court of Appeals, which gives mothers of babies who are stillborn due to medical negligence the right to bring a legal action and recover emotional distress damages. This successful appeal overturned a 26-year old New York case precedent, which previously prevented mothers of stillborn babies to sue their negligent medical more