Avoiding Medical Malpractice

Author: William Choctaw
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 0387730648
Release Date: 2008-03-26
Genre: Medical

Written by an MD/JD, this book offers a unique perspective on medical-legal issues surrounding daily clinical practice. It covers all the essentials and tells the inside secrets of how to avoid cases that cost the medical community millions each year. Readers will learn basic law and the ways laws are interpreted. In addition, the book focuses on the law-medicine-politics triangle and its effect on physicians, the impact of — and issues related to — diversity in medical malpractice, and other essential topics. Physicians who better understand malpractice laws are better clinical decision makers who feel more confident in their ability as doctors.

Physician Protect Thyself

Author: Alan G. Williams
Publisher: Physician, Protect Thyself
ISBN: 9780978835699
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Law

Written by an experienced malpractice defense attorney, this concise yet comprehensive medical reference guide explains how physicians, nurses and every other type of health care provider can reduce and prevent medical malpractice claims.

Avoiding Malpractice

Author: Carolyn Buppert
Publisher:
ISBN: 0972247610
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Medical personnel

For nurse practitioners.

Preventing Medical Malpractice Suits

Author: James E. Schutte
Publisher: Hogrefe & Huber Pub
ISBN: 0889371350
Release Date: 1995
Genre: Law

This book explains how to avoid medical malpractice suits in so clear a manner that it is destined to become a classic. Rather than looking at how to fight off a lawsuit, the author's approach here is to show how doctors and other healthcare practitioners can carefully avoid creating the grounds for a malpractice suit in the first place. Many of the insights in this book come from a study of more than 200 physicians who had practiced for over 20 years without a malpractice suit. Other sources include extensive interviews with malpractice plaintiffs, reviews of the literature and court cases, and years of experience in working with medical risk managers from all parts of the country. The advice presented here is aimed at physicians, but it is also of very practical interest for the entire office team as well - nurses, managers, and others. Indeed, it turns out to be especially important that these individuals read, understand, and help the doctor implement the many specific points discussed here. This material will also be of interest to healthcare attorneys and managers, and to patients wanting to know that their physician is indeed maintaining the highest standards of good practice. Students training for healthcare careers will also find that this material provides a fundamental source of guidance for their future work. Includes five brief appendices containing risk management checklists usable on a daily basis, draft letters to patients, sample questionnaires, and other practical tools.

Nursing Practice and the Law

Author: Mary E. O'Keefe
Publisher: Davies Incorporated
ISBN: PSU:000049388183
Release Date: 2001-01-01
Genre: Medical

-- Holistic presentation of the principles of law that The American Association of Nurse Attorneys (TAANA) recommends should be taught to students in nursing schools -- Covers law relevant to nurses in the practice settings they are in today, such as advanced practice nurses, home health care, long-term care, psychiatric care, and emergency care -- Includes basic forensics, life care planning, telecommunications, and correctional facilities -- Covers ethics and legal issues associated with today's health care economics -- Pedagogical features include chapter objectives, an introduction from a historical perspective, and chapter glossary in a box; key terms are boldface the first time they are used in a definition -- Each chapter ends with list of key points, bibliography, ans suggested references -- Workbook section with perforated pages at the end of the book includes study questions for content review, learning activities, and case studies with critical thinking questions

Risk Liability and Malpractice

Author: Phil Haeck
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9781437727012
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Law

"Risk, Liability and Malpractice: What Every Plastic Surgeon Need To Know" is your indispensable guide to maintaining a reputable, safe, successful plastic surgery practice. Authors Phil Haeck, MD and Mark Gorney, MD, two of the best-known and most trusted authorities on this subject, discuss every issue you need to consider, from which procedures carry the highest risk through claims arising from Medi-Spas and unique aspects of providing aesthetic surgery for male patients. Written in a concise and easy-to-read style, this is the book you need to make wise clinical and practice decisions, manage your patients' expectations, avoid complications, and deliver satisfying results. Effectively navigate your toughest legal issues! Must-read chapters include "The Most Risky Procedures in Plastic Surgery," "Claims Arising From Medi-Spas," and "The Unique Aspects of The Male Patient and Aesthetic Surgery." Get advice you can trust! Phil Haeck, MD has been writing Plastic Surgery News's "On Legal Grounds" column for more than five years and is the 2011/2012 president of ASPS. Mark Gorney, MD, a former ASPS president, is a founding member of The Doctors Company, now the country's largest malpractice insurance carrier, and has taught the basics in risk management to thousands of his colleagues. Read it quickly and put it to work in your practice! A concise, practical approach with minimal legal jargon presents the guidance you need in a way that is easy to understand and apply. A vital reference on avoiding risks in malpractice for any leading plastic surgeon who wants to maintain a reputable, safe, successful plastic surgery practice.

The Life You Save

Author: Patrick Malone
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com
ISBN: 9781458759559
Release Date: 2010-05
Genre: Health & Fitness

Millions of Americans suffer from indifferent, outdated health care; an estimated 40,000 incidents of medical harm happen every day. The good news is that you can prevent this from happening to you or a family member. Better yet, you can find the very best care in the world. Patrick Malone's sensible advice and real-life anecdotes will inspire you to take charge of your own health care, make the best choices, and avoid serious harm. With the ''Necessary Nine'' - the essential steps to finding the best medical care - The Life You Save offers vital information such as: ; The single most important question you can ask your doctor ; When to know you have symptoms your doctor should not shrug off ; Checklists to help you get out of the hospital in one piece ; Where to locate the best surgeons and safest hospitals.

Medical Malpractice

Author: James T. O'Reilly
Publisher:
ISBN: 1627225633
Release Date: 2015-04-16
Genre: Physicians

Medical Malpractice guides lawyers who are intent on attaining compensation for the errors that can occur in today's evolving healthcare arena or who are engaged in defending a modern malpractice case. This book provides an extensive overview of today's changed medical landscape as well as specific and practical ways to approach a medical malpractice case from the moment a potential plaintiff or defendant enters the door to the announcement of the jury verdict.

The Health Care Provider s Guide to Facing the Malpractice Deposition

Author: Constance G. Uribe, M.D.
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1420074482
Release Date: 1999-11-22
Genre: Law

An anesthesiologist chips a patient's tooth during a difficult intubation. A surgeon leaves tiny abrasions on a patient's abdomen during a delicate surgical procedure. And an operating room nurse accidentally nips a patient's finger with a pair of scissors. Not all of these examples of medical mistakes will result in malpractice suits. But for the ones that do, health care providers must invariably come to grips with facing the most important step in defending a medical malpractice lawsuit - the deposition phase. Whether or not a malpractice case ends in settlement or at trial, depositions are the most important pieces of evidence because a witness' performance during this phase is literally carved in stone, and facts elicited from depositions often play a major role throughout the remainder of the litigation. The Health Care Providers Guide To Facing The Malpractice Deposition can provide anyone in the health care industry with the tools necessary to come out of a malpractice deposition unscathed or with as few bruises as possible. This exhaustive book includes excerpts from actual depositions, and addresses topics such as law and legal thinking, the standard of care, preparing for the deposition, and common forms of interrogation. While this text will not protect health care providers from malpractice litigation or prevent pricey settlements and judgments, it can help prevent medical personnel from becoming self-damaging witnesses and their own worst enemies.

The Medical Malpractice Myth Large Print 16pt

Author: Tom Baker
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com
ISBN: 9781459615656
Release Date: 2011-03-01
Genre: Actions and defenses

n January 2005, President Bush declared the medical malpractice liability system ''out of control.''the president's speech was merely an echo of what doctors and politicians (mostly Republicans) have been saying for years - that medical malpractice premiums are skyrocketing due to an explosion in malpractice litigation. Along comes Baker, director of the Insurance Law Center at the University of Connecticut School of Law, to puncture ''the medical malpractice myth'' with a talent for reasoned argument and incisiveness. He counters that the real problem is ''too much medical malpractice, not too much litigation,'' and that the cost of malpractice is lost lives and the ''pain and suffering of tens of thousands of people every year'' - most of whom do not sue. Baker argues that the rise in medical premiums has more to do with economic cycles and the competitive nature of the insurance industry than runaway juries. Finally, Baker offers an alternative in the form of evidence-based medical liability reform that seeks to decrease the incidence of malpractice and also protect doctors from rising premium costs. Having worked with insurance companies, law firms and doctors, Baker brings experience and perspective to his book, which is sure to be important and controversial in future debates.

Spoliation of Evidence

Author: Margaret M. Koesel
Publisher: American Bar Association
ISBN: 1590316223
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Law

This book is a practical treatise with practical tips addressing spoliation issues in civil practice. It will help determine what law applies to spoliation issues that arise during pending litigation or in the context of an independent tort claim for spoliation. In addition, it addresses Enron spoliation issues and electronic evidence.

Bulletproofing Your Medical Practice

Author: Kevin M. Quinley
Publisher: Seak Incorporated
ISBN: UOM:39015049987996
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Medical

The definitive work on risk reduction for practicing physicians. As a practicing physician you have worked long and hard to build up your medical practice. Why risk it all if you don't have to? This concise and easy to read text contains simple techniques for you to use to reduce/avoid costly potential malpractice and insurance pitfalls.

Sorry Works

Author: Doug Wojcieszak
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 9781434354976
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Reference

This book is, in part, adapted from speeches I have given to medical, insurance, and legal organizations across the United States and in Australia and Canada over the last two years. Liability exposure has been a major issue for healthcare and insurance professionals for a long time, and they are looking for new solutions to an old problem. More and more doctors, nurses, risk managers, hospital administrators, and insurance executives are turning to Sorry Works! for answers. I thought it was time to put Sorry Works! in a book that was concise and to the point. Along the way I met and had the pleasure of working with James Saxton and his team at the law firm of Stevens & Lee. It was fascinating to me how as lawyers and health law consultants they were spreading the same message. To make sure this message was well grounded in law and risk management principles, we collaborated, and this book is part of that partnership. This book adequately covers the topic of disclosure and apology but has intentionally been kept short so even the busiest professional could read it on a plane ride or over a weekend. Though Sorry Works! has its roots in medicine, it is my hope that this book finds a wider audience in corporations, the small business community, and other sectors of our society that are concerned about litigation. I also hope the book appears in college course syllabi so future doctors, lawyers, and business people can read, discuss, and debate it. Indeed, if Sorry Works! can work in medical malpractice (often thought to be one of the most contentious and expensive litigation arenas) imagine what it can do elsewhere! Moreover, though Sorry Works! is a process and program, it also a way oflife universal to all people. Indeed, Sorry Works! returns us to our parents' lessons about apology and fixing mistakes. People can actually live with mistakes, but they do not accept or tolerate cover-ups. Sorry Works! taps into this psyche and, in doing so, provides a simple yet devastatingly effective way to reduce litigation and associated expenses while improving outcomes and safety, which further decreases litigation exposure. The keys are honesty, candor, and a real commitment to fix problems when something goes wrong. All three elements must be present to prevent conflict, and Sorry Works! shows you how to do it.