Author: Cyril H. Wecht
Publisher: Juris Publishing, Inc.
Release Date: 2009-04-01
Preparing and Winning Medical Negligence Cases - Third Edition has been prepared by prominent, experienced medical specialists, all of whom have had much professional involvement and interest in legal medicine for many years, many of whom have JD as well as MD degrees. Therefore, while the chapters present a wealth of solid information for a variety of medical specialists, they are primarily designed to address important issues that are undoubtedly of great value to both plaintiff and defense trial attorneys, as well as health care professionals, and hospital administrative personnel regarding medical malpractice cases. Preparing and Winning Medical Negligence Cases provides extensive information for lawyers regarding medical malpractice suits from both a legal and medical perspectives. It makes complex topics such as anatomy, physiology and pathology of various organ systems and the clinical diagnoses rendered by medical specialists accessible to lawyers bringing or defending medical malpractice cases. The knowledge and experience contained in this work will provide invaluable information for attorneys in both the pretrial preparation and actual trial of medical negligence cases. Preparing and Winning Medical Negligence Cases brings together the combined knowledge and experience of outstanding medical-legal teachers and writers for the purpose of educating attorneys about the difficult, variegated, and controversial subject of medical malpractice. It is difficult, if not impossible, to think of a legal area that has been the subject of as much oral and written commentary in the past twenty years as medical malpractice. Unfortunately, many of these speeches, publications, and special programs have generated far more heat than light on this complex and controversial topic. As a result, confusion and misunderstanding have precipitated hostility among a great majority of physicians toward lawyers, particularly plaintiffs' trial attorneys. Addressing this issue, this volume was prepared by prominent, experienced medical specialists, all of whom have had much involvement and interest in legal medicine for many years. Therefore, although the chapters are substantive, solid reviews from the perspective of medical specialists, they also are geared to address important issues encountered at the interface of law and medicine.
Author: Nathaniel J. Friedman, Esq.
Release Date: 2012-07-19
A Lawyer's Guide to Successful Malpractice Litigation. In using this volume, keep in mind that it is a general view of what it is to be anticipated in prosecuting a medical malpractice case. However, no book is able to anticipate each situation and circumstance arising in the heat of battle. As such, use this book in conjunction with your own background, training and experience. Good luck! Nathaniel J. Friedman, Esq.
Author: Kevin R. Sido
Publisher: Aspen Publishers Online
Release Date: 2006-01-01
Now you can keep construction design exposure to a minimum! Prepared for design and construction professionals and their attorneys, this comprehensive, up-to-date resource is written by eminent authorities in the field. It details all relevant topics: risk management, alternative dispute resolution, trial conduct, handling shop drawings, insurance and surety, and more. You'll get straightforward answers to all your legal questions, as well as examples of the valuable lessons learned by leading design and construction experts.
Author: Donald J. Higby
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date: 2012-12-06
During the course of editing 'Supportive Care in Cancer Therapy' (Martin us Nijhoff Publishers, 1983), it become apparent that several topics would have to await a second volume. Furthermore, development of new informa tion and evolution of ideas continues. This volume continues the intent of the first to present reviews of issues relating to supportive care, and to identify areas where further definition and further research is needed. The physician reading this volume will find the contents though-provok ing. In addition to reviews authored by physicians, there are chapters authored by non-physicians, who present a different perspective and a dif ferent style of writing. Reverend Bigler writes from his long experience as a chaplain for cancer patients, and tries to identify the changes that take place in the personality of the chaplain who works with dying patients. Ms. Kil lion and Ms. Powell try to describe what an Oncology Nurse is, rather than what one does. Attorneys Reese and Price present a very practical summa tion of issues which face the cancer patient, and their chapter could easily be copied and offered to one's patients; furthermore, this chapter gives direc tion to the physician who is frequently called upon for advice regarding issues which lie entirely outside his/her formal training. Excellent reviews on more' medical' subjects are here. 'Cancer in the Elderly' should provoke oncologists to re-examine their approach to the geriatric patient.
Author: David B. Baum
Release Date: 2018-01-12
A planning guide that takes you from the moment the potential client steps into your office, through all aspects of case preparation, to the moment you step before the judge as an advocate. Covers in detail: • Initial client interview • Investigation of the case • Gathering evidence • Case organization • Initiating lawsuits • Preserving the attorney-client relationship • Retaining an expert • Preparation of demonstrative evidence • Final 100 days First published in 1981. 1 Volume; updated with revisions.
Author: Marguerite Barbacci
Publisher: Lawyers & Judges Publishing Company
Release Date: 2004
It is estimated that as many as 120,000 Americans die each year from hospital errors. There are many reasons patients are injured in the healthcare system. Medical Errors and Litigation Investigation and Case Preparation provides a guideline for sorting through the overwhelming amount of paper work and bureaucracy involved in a medical errors case. It will explore medical errors related to incompetence, lack of experience and knowledge, impaired critical thinking, substance abuse, distractions and interruptions, communication breakdowns, increased complexity of medical care, inadequate staffing, improper delegation, and poor customer relations. Once you've determined that a patient has a legitimate complaint, where do you start? Is the hospital responsible? What about the doctors, nurses or technicians? Whether representing the plaintiff or the defendant the trial of a medical malpractice case is one of the most complex and challenging civil cases a lawyer willl try. The authors of this book have backgrounds in both the medical and legal profession. Their expertise will help you know how to identify responsible parties, understand the roots of patient injuries, sort through the standards of care and gather information from medical records. Once you've begun building your case, the book will provide you with ideas for finding medical experts, presenting your case to a jury and alternatives to litigation and trials. Medical errors will continue to be an unfortunate part of our healthcare system. Understaffed hospitals, untrained technicians and medical devices contribute to patient injuries. It is important for attorneys, healthcare professionals, and insurance agents to know how an error was made and who is responsible. Topics include: Roots of patient injury Medical device accidents Analyzing medical records Identifying responsible parties Settlement and alternatives to litigation Summaries of recent cases incompetence lack of experience and knowledge impaired critical thinking substance abuse distractions and interruptions communication breakdowns increased complexity of medical care inadequate staffing improper delegation poor customer relations how to identify responsible parties finding experts online Investigation Checklist Guide to medical abbreviations gathering medical records