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.

Medical Malpractice

Author: James T. O'Reilly
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.

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.

Fanaroff and Martin s Neonatal Perinatal Medicine

Author: Richard J. Martin
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9780323295376
Release Date: 2014-08-20
Genre: Medical

Tackle your toughest challenges and improve the quality of life and long-term outcomes of your patients with authoritative guidance from Fanaroff and Martin s Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine. Drs. Richard J. Martin, Avroy A. Fanaroff, and Michele C. Walsh and a contributing team of leading experts in the field deliver a multi-disciplinary approach to the management and evidence-based treatment of problems in the mother, fetus and neonate. New chapters, expanded and updated coverage, increased worldwide perspectives, and many new contributors keep you current on the late preterm infant, the fetal origins of adult disease, neonatal anemia, genetic disorders, and more. "...a valuable reference book and a pleasure to read." Reviewed by BACCH Newsletter, Mar 2015 Consult this title on your favorite e-reader, conduct rapid searches, and adjust font sizes for optimal readability. Be certain with expert, dependable, accurate answers for every stage of your career from the most comprehensive, multi-disciplinary text in the field! See nuance and detail in full-color illustrations that depict disorders in the clinical setting and explain complex information. Obtain more global perspectives and best practices with contributions from international leaders in the field of neonatal-perinatal medicine. Get comprehensive guidance on treating patients through a dual focus on neonatology and perinatology. Spot genetic problems early and advise parents of concerns, with a completely new section on this topic. Make informed clinical choices for each patient, from diagnosis and treatment selection through post-treatment strategies and management of complications, with new evidence-based criteria throughout. Stay at the forefront of your field thanks to new and completely revised chapters covering topics such as: Principles and Practice l Immune and Non-immune Hydrops Fetalis l Amniotic Fluid Volume l Enhancing Safe Prescribing in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit l Role of Imaging in Neurodevelopmental Outcomes of High-Risk Neonates l Patent Ductus Arteriosus l Gastroesophageal Reflux and Gastroesophageal Reflux Diseases in the Neonate. Find and grasp the information you need easily and rapidly with indexing that provides quick access to specific guidance.

The Patient s Guide to Preventing Medical Errors

Author: Karin Janine Berntsen
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 0275982300
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Health & Fitness

Moved by disabling and deadly medical errors in hospitals, this book describes the surprising extent of the problem, explains safety issues unknown to most consumers, and offers specific measures patients can take to avoid becoming a statistic.

Medical Malpractice and the U S Health Care System

Author: William M. Sage
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 113945823X
Release Date: 2006-06-12
Genre: Law

Medical malpractice lawsuits are common and controversial in the United States. Since early 2002, doctors' insurance premiums for malpractice coverage have soared. As Congress and state governments debate laws intended to stabilize the cost of insurance, doctors continue to blame lawyers and lawyers continue to blame doctors and insurance companies. This book, which is the capstone of three years' comprehensive research funded by The Pew Charitable Trusts, goes well beyond the conventional debate over tort reform and connects medical liability to broader trends and goals in American health policy. Contributions from leading figures in health law and policy marshal the best available information, present new empirical evidence, and offer cutting-edge analysis of potential reforms involving patient safety, liability insurance and tort litigation.

Medical Malpractice and Compensation in Global Perspective

Author: Ken Oliphant
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 9783110270235
Release Date: 2013-10-29
Genre: Law

Medical malpractice and compensation for medical injuries are issues which regularly create tension and innovation in national legal systems but the analysis of these areas is often limited to national audiences. This study examines the issues in a uniquely global context. Drawing from a wide range of legal systems this study seeks to uncover the underlying similarities and contrasts between the many different approaches taken to the problems of medical malpractice and compensation for medical injuries.

Faust s Anesthesiology Review E Book

Author: Michael J. Murray
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9781437703672
Release Date: 2014-03-10
Genre: Medical

Quickly expand your knowledge base and master your residency with Faust's Anesthesiology Review, the world’s best-selling review book in anesthesiology. Combining comprehensive coverage with an easy-to-use format, this newly updated medical reference book is designed to efficiently equip you with the latest advances, procedures, guidelines, and protocols. It’s the perfect refresher on every major aspect of anesthesia. Take advantage of concise coverage of a broad variety of timely topics in anesthesia. Focus your study time on the most important topics, including anesthetic management for cardiopulmonary bypass, off-pump coronary bypass, and automatic internal cardiac defibrillator procedures; arrhythmias; anesthesia for magnetic resonance imaging; occupational transmission of blood-borne pathogens; preoperative evaluation of the patient with cardiac disease; and much more. Search the entire contents online at Expert Consult.com.

Malpractice depositions

Author: Raymond M. Fish
Publisher: PDR Network
ISBN: UOM:39015009887368
Release Date: 1987-01
Genre: Business & Economics

The Preparation and Trial of Medical Malpractice Cases

Author: Richard E. Shandell
Publisher: Law Journal Press
ISBN: 1588520080
Release Date: 2018-09-28
Genre: Law

The Preparation and Trial of Medical Malpractice Cases treats a case as a continuous process, from interviewing the client to closing argument. It offers comprehensive coverage of the questions surrounding health maintenance organizations, including case law on the right to sue an HMO as well as its participating physicians. You'll find discussion of: how to recognize a meritorious case; the doctrine of alternative liability; the evidentiary value of FDA approval or non-approval; the continuing treatment doctrine; state statutes regarding motion practice; malpractice liability of alternative medical practitioners; the admissibility of evidence comparing physicians' risk statistics to those of other physicians; use of expert testimony to establish res ipsa loquitur in negligence; the modified standard of proximate cause when a physician's negligence exacerbates a patient's existing condition; violation of the duty to disclose information; contributory negligence in informed consent; distinguishing between medical malpractice and ordinary negligence; liability of nurses; and more. Appendices demonstrate how to analyze a medical brief, depose and examine the defendant physician, and elicit testimony from your own expert witness. Also included are a sample Bill of Particulars, a sample jury charge and a list of Web sites to assist your medical research.

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.

The Primary Care Provider s Guide to Compensation and Quality

Author: Carolyn Buppert
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
ISBN: 0763729582
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Health & Fitness

This book links quality and reimbursement issues, using a systems approach that clinicians may incorporate into their practice. Updated to provide practical advice for primary care providers (PCPs) about major trends that have emerged over the past five years, such as growing patient enrollment in managed care health plans, performance evaluation of PCPs by outside agencies, and the dramatic increase in billing being audited.Includes a free CD-ROM with customizable forms and checklists.

Beyond Persuasion

Author: Patricia J. Parsons
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 9781442667549
Release Date: 2013-12-06
Genre: Business & Economics

The advent of social media has forever changed how organizations communicate with the public, and healthcare organizations are no exception. Beyond Persuasion provides healthcare managers with a guide to using strategic communication to meet both personal and professional objectives in the digital age. Whether healthcare managers are conducting meetings with employees, answering massive amounts of email, or keeping up with Twitter feeds, their success ultimately depends on their strategic communication skills. The first book to offer a strategic approach to managerial communication in health care, Beyond Persuasion is full of valuable information on issues such as how to develop fundamental skills, communicate strategically with internal groups such as employees and medical staff, and develop relationships with the external community and both traditional and new media. In this new edition, Patricia J. Parsons has added new references and resources and has updated the text with fresh material on how to weave social media tools, tactics, strategies, and policies into the fundamental discussion about communication as a personal, professional, and organizational priority.

Preventing Medical Malpractice and Compensating Victimised Patients in China

Author: Xiaowei Yu
Publisher: Intersentia
ISBN: 1780684681
Release Date: 2017-01-27

This is the first book in English on the legal remedies for preventing medical errors and compensating victims of medical malpractice in China from an economic and legal perspective. Specifically, those legal remedies include tort liability, regulation, insurance, and social security. The new medical liability regime, based on the Tort Liability Law 2009, currently provides the primary legal remedy against medical malpractice. However, the role of alternative regimes in medical quality assurance and victim compensation should not be ignored. This book gives a full description of the current legal remedies for the prevention of medical malpractice and compensation for iatrogenic injuries in China, in order to see how those different legal instruments interact with and impact one another. It also examines how those legal remedies work in practice and what impact they have on society, based on an extensive analysis of court decisions, several semi-structured interviews, and a review of the available empirical literature. In order to put forward policy recommendations for China, the law and economics studies on medical malpractice and the economic theories of the legal remedies in China are summarized. The ultimate conclusion of this work is that, although many aspects of the legal remedies in China are consistent with the economic model of accident law as far as the prevention of medical malpractice is concerned, they still need great improvement when it comes to compensation for iatrogenic injuries. Overall, this book provides a thorough examination and evaluation of the legal remedies for medical malpractice in China, especially taking into account the latest developments in economic theories and new empirical findings. Hence, it will be of interest to legal and economic scholars, students, lawyers, insurers, and policy makers responsible for ensuring the quality of medical care. [Subject: Injury Law, Medical Malpractice, Chinese Law, Human Rights Law]