Disease and the Compensation Debate

Hardcover | April 30, 1999

byJane Stapleton

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This book looks anew at the tort remedy and reform proposals surroundingthe modern debate on compensation for personal injuries. Arguing that seriousdistortions underlie the debate because of its focus on victims of traumaticaccidents, the author calls for the consideration of other legally neglected buthighly publicized sources of disability including man-made health hazards suchas asbestos, tobacco, and Agent Orange, and socially-spread diseases such asAIDS. This ground-breaking study demonstrates that attention to such crucialissues explodes much of the conventional wisdom about just how to tackle reformand reveals that a fundamental rethinking of the compensation debate is urgentlyneeded.

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This book looks anew at the tort remedy and reform proposals surroundingthe modern debate on compensation for personal injuries. Arguing that seriousdistortions underlie the debate because of its focus on victims of traumaticaccidents, the author calls for the consideration of other legally neglected buthighly publicized sources of di...

Jane Stapleton was, until 1997, a fellow of Balliol College, Oxford. She is now a Professor of Law in the Research School of Social Sciences at the Australian National University.
Format:HardcoverPublished:April 30, 1999Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198255527

ISBN - 13:9780198255529

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