International Medical Malpractice Law

Author: Dieter Giesen
Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers
ISBN: 9024737052
Release Date: 1988-09-08
Genre: Law

This monograph is the most comprehensive comparative law study of legal responsibility arising from medical care presently available. It is written for doctors as well as health care administrators and legal professionals. Focusing on the problems of civil liability, it presents the development, points of contact with, and differences between the modern law of medical liability stemming from both the Common Law and Civil Law traditions of England, Scotland, Eire, New Zealand, Australia, Canada, the United States, South Africa, France, Belgium, West Germany, Switzerland, and Austria. It demonstrates the extent to which both problems of medical law and trends towards their solution are already familiar in these legal systems. The work describes principles and trends, not by confronting the reader with 'national reports' and separate chapters on different legal systems; rather, the relevant legal problems are analyzed from an integrative, comparative viewpoint. The main thrust of the presentation is the analysis of numerous court decisions -- the number of which is rising ominously in the United States -- on the civil liability of doctors and hospitals for damages arising from substandard treatment or inadequate disclosure of information to the patient. References to the legal and medical literature, indexes, and a refined system of cross-references, together with an important collection of appendices covering legal and ethical declarations make this work accessible as a handbook and reference work for the legal and social problems encountered today in the wide area of law, ethics, and medicine.

Medical Negligence in Victorian Britain

Author: Kim Price
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 9781441147868
Release Date: 2015-02-26
Genre: History

Medical Negligence in Victorian Britain is the first detailed exploration of the hundreds of charges of neglect against doctors who were contracted to the 'new' poor law after the Poor Law Amendment Act of 1834. The author moves beyond the hyperbole of Victorian public 'scandal' to use medical negligence as a prism through which to view hidden aspects of poor law doctors and their patients. This provides a uniquely grounded perspective, from the day-to-day experience of medical practice ? for both doctor and patient ? to the context of the medico-political, socio-legal and cultural processes that underpinned the social construction of negligence at this time. The result is a clearly enunciated description of what negligence meant to the Victorians and how they sought to define and deal with negligent care, moving the topic from the sidelines of English welfare history to the centre-stage role it played in Victorian society. Thematically and chronologically arranged in two parts, the book uses extensive new archival material with a particular focus on the official inquiries into neglect conducted by poor law inspectors. It offers a fresh perspective on the poor laws that has repercussions for wider histories of welfare, medicine and legal medicine.

Medical Law in South Africa

Author: Slabbert
Publisher: Kluwer Law International
ISBN: 9789041136312
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Medical laws and legislation

Now also available as eBook Derived from the renowned multi-volume International Encyclopaedia of Laws, this convenient volume provides comprehensive analysis of the law affecting the physician-patient relationship in South Africa. Cutting across the traditional compartments with which lawyers are familiar, medical law is concerned with issues arising from this relationship, and not with the many wider juridical relations involved in the broader field of health care law. After a general introduction, the book systematically describes law related to the medical profession, proceeding from training, licensing, and other aspects of access to the profession, through disciplinary and professional liability and medical ethics considerations and quality assurance, to such aspects of the physician-patient relationship as rights and duties of physicians and patients, consent, privacy, and access to medical records. Also covered are specific issues such as organ transplants, human medical research, abortion, and euthanasia, as well as matters dealing with the physician in relation to other health care providers, health care insurance, and the health care system. Succinct and practical, this book will prove to be of great value to professional organizations of physicians, nurses, hospitals, and relevant government agencies. Lawyers representing parties with interests in South Africa will welcome this very useful guide, and academics and researchers will appreciate its comparative value as a contribution to the study of medical law in the international context.

The Law of Medical Negligence in England and Germany

Author: Marc Stauch
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 9781847314529
Release Date: 2008-08-29
Genre: Law

This new work adds to the theoretical understanding and discussion of possible solutions to various conceptual and practical problems that arise within the field of medical negligence - an area whose legal treatment is perceived, both in England and Germany, as containing a number of special difficulties and shortcomings. In addition it seeks to make a contribution to the developing field of comparative law, by employing a detailed and closely focused analytical approach in a tightly defined subject area. These twin aims serve to reveal the similarities and differences between two legal cultures in a particularly clear and striking way. The book offers an analysis which is neutral as between the English and German approaches. The issues are dealt with thematically so far as possible, so that the respective treatments in each country of a given matter, eg the standard of care owed by medical practitioners, are discussed side-by-side. The book thus avoids the 'country-report' style, whereby the systems are presented largely separately from each other. What is of particular interest is how, notwithstanding their common starting point in terms of the application of the fault-principle under private law, the detailed rules in the two countries differ markedly. This is true both in the divergent way that claims are structured and argued, and also quite often as regards their substantive outcome. It will be of interest to comparative lawyers, tort and medical lawyers, and practising lawyers working in these areas.

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.

Journal of the International Institute for Law and Medicine 2015

Author: Dennis Campbell
ISBN: 9781329608658
Release Date: 2015-10-09
Genre: Law

The annual Journal of the International Institute for Law and Medicine examines legal issues relating to health care, medicinal products, intellectual property rights in pharmaceuticals, and liability in North America, Latin America, Europe, Africa, and Asia.

Forschungsfreiheit und Forschungskontrolle in der Medizin Freedom and Control of Biomedical Research

Author: Erwin Deutsch
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 9783642573262
Release Date: 2013-03-07
Genre: Medical

Die Deklaration von Helsinki des Weltärztebundes gilt als wichtigstes Dokument ärztlicher Standesauffassung zur medizinischen Forschung am Menschen. Ihr Einfluß auf die ärztliche Ethik und auf nationale Regelungen zur biomedizinischen Forschung ist unbestritten. Seit einiger Zeit wird innerhalb des Weltärztebundes über eine Änderung der Deklaration von Helsinki beraten, die zu einer grundlegenden Umgestaltung der Deklaration und zur Aufhebung wichtiger Prinzipien führen könnte. Dies war Anlaß eines internationalen Symposions in Göttingen vom 7. bis zum 11. April. Der vorliegende Band enthält die für das Symposion erstellten Landesberichte und Generalberichte aus 14 europäischen und außereuropäischen Ländern sowie die Zusammenfassung der Beratungsergebnisse, die als "Göttinger Papier" erfolgreich in die laufenden Beratungen des Weltärztebundes eingebracht wurden.

Uncertain Causation in Medical Liability

Author: Lara Khoury
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 9781847312730
Release Date: 2006-07-18
Genre: Law

'Proving' the cause of the plaintiff's injury in personal injury litigation often entails significant challenges, particularly when science cannot identify the cause of a biological phenomenon or when the nature of this cause is debatable. This problem is frequently encountered in medical malpractice cases, where the limitations of scientific knowledge are still extensive. Yet judges must decide cases, however uncertain the evidence with regard to proof of causation. Reluctant to leave patients without compensation, courts have in some cases challenged their traditional approach to causation through recourse to such techniques as reliance on factual presumptions and inferences, the concept of loss of chance, and reversal of the burden of proof. This book analyses and criticises the use of these various techniques by the courts of England, Australia, Canada, France, and the civilian Canadian province of Quebec in confronting evidentiary causal difficulties caused by the uncertainties of medical science.

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.