Avoiding Medical Malpractice: A Physician's Guide to the Law

Paperback | April 11, 2008

byWilliam Choctaw

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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.

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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...

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Avoiding Medical Malpractice: A Physician's Guide to the Law is a reader-friendly, physician oriented, handbook on how to avoid malpractice lawsuits. As both a practicing surgeon and an attorney, Dr. Choctaw provides real world perspectives into both the medical and legal aspects of malpractice issues. Dr. Choctaw's insider's-point-of-...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:118 pages, 7.99 × 5 × 0.01 inPublished:April 11, 2008Publisher:Springer New YorkLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:038773063X

ISBN - 13:9780387730639

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Table of Contents

Basic Law 101.- Shades of Gray.- The Triangle: Law, Medicine, Politics.- Definition of Malpractice: Negligence.- Disruptive Physician Behavior.- Pain Management: The New Trojan Horse.- Medical Informatics.- How to Say "I'm Sorry" without Admitting Guilt.- You Have Been Served, Now What?.- Basic Steps with a Malpractice Lawsuit.- The Pocket Guide: Stuff Happens.- The Litigation Syndrome: Stress Management.- Perspective: When the Physician Becomes a Patient.- Summary.