Medical Malpractice: A Physician's Sourcebook by Richard E. AndersonMedical Malpractice: A Physician's Sourcebook by Richard E. Anderson

Medical Malpractice: A Physician's Sourcebook

byRichard E. Anderson

Paperback | November 5, 2010

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Books such as this one are deceptively difficult to create. The general subject is neither happy, nor easy, nor most anyone's idea of fun. M- practice litigation, however, has become a central fact of existence in the practice of medicine today. This tsunami of lawsuits has led to a high volume of irreconcilable rhetoric and ultimately threatens the stability of the entire health care system. Our goal has been to provide a source of reliable information on a subject of importance to all who provide me- cal care in the United States. The book is divided into four sections. Part I gives an overview of insurance in general and discusses the organization of professional - ability insurance companies in particular. Part II focuses on the litigation process itself with views from the defense and plaintiff bar, and the physician as both expert and defendant. Part III looks at malpractice litigation from the viewpoint of the practicing physician. Some of the chapters are broadly relevant to all doctors-the rise of e-medicine, and the importance of effective communication, for example. The other ch- ters are constructed around individual medical specialties, but discuss issues that are of potential interest to all. Part IV looks ahead. "The Case for Legal Reform" presents changes in medical-legal jurisprudence that can be of immediate benefit. The final two chapters take a broader perspective on aspects of our entire health care system and its interface with law and public policy.
Title:Medical Malpractice: A Physician's SourcebookFormat:PaperbackDimensions:301 pagesPublished:November 5, 2010Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Part I. Insurance Insuring the Practice of Medicine Mark Gorney and Richard E. Anderson Part II. Legal What Every Doctor Should Know About Litigation: A Primer on How to Win Medical Malpractice Lawsuits Fred J. Hiestand Risk Reduction From a Plaintiff Attorney's Perspective David Wm. Horan The Physician As a Witness Joel A. Mattison The Judicial Process: Discovery and Deposition Jonathan I. Epstein Part III. The Clinical Face of Litigation Communication and Patient Safety Mark Gorney E-Medicine in the Physician's Office Edward Fotsch Risk Management for the Family Physician Malcolm H. Weiss Emergency Medicine Michael Jay Bresler Anesthesiology Ann S. Lofsky Malpractice and Medical Practice: Obstetrics and Gynecology Jack M. Schneider Breast Cancer Litigation Richard E. Anderson and David B. Troxel Pap Smear Litigation David B. Troxel Medical Liability in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Mark Gorney Part IV. Legal Reform and Health Care The Case for Legal Reform Richard E. Anderson Health Policy Review: Medical Malpractice David M. Studdert, Michelle M. Mello, and Troyen A. Brennan New Directions in Medical Liability Reform William M. Sage Index

Editorial Reviews

From the reviews:"...a fascinating book...a definite for those who are interested in litigation." - British Journal of Anesthesiology"...well written and provides important insights into medical malpractice..." - Practical Gastroenterology"...a useful book...valuable insights throughout the book..." - JAMA"...this book is of great interest for all physicians, especially those who work in a hospital or a public health care system." - Forensic Science, Medicine, and Pathology"It is a good overview from many perspectives in the medical malpractice field. . this book will be very useful for residents and the early years of practice. It will also help any practicing anesthesiologist to get a very good overview of what's going on with the very alarming increase in medical malpractice cases and awards as well as the attempts at tort reform that have been continuously blocked by the plaintiff's bar and their supporters in Congress." (Frederic A. Berry, Anesthesia & Analgesia, Vol. 100, 2005)