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

EditorRichard E. Anderson

Paperback | November 5, 2010

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A comprehensive presentation of the origin, nature, and ramifications of the medical malpractice litigation crisis, as well as possible solutions and alternatives to the current troubled system. The authors focus on the clinical face of litigation from the perspective of the practicing physician in a variety of specialties, ranging from family and emergency medicine to anesthesiology, obstetrics, gynecology, and plastic surgery. Special consideration is given to breast cancer and Pap smear litigation, risk management for the family physician, the emerging significance of e-medicine, and the importance of effective patient communication. Additional legal chapters examine the litigation process itself, offering insight into winning medical malpractice lawsuits, the role of the physician as expert witness or defendant, the process of discovery and deposition, and how a plaintiff's attorney views risk reduction. For public policy debate, the authors spell out the case for legal reform, suggest changes in medical-legal jurisprudence that can be of immediate benefit, and reflect on the broader problems of our entire health care system and its interface with law and public policy.
Title:Medical Malpractice: A Physician's SourcebookFormat:PaperbackDimensions:321 pagesPublished:November 5, 2010Publisher:Humana PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1617375365

ISBN - 13:9781617375361

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Table of Contents

Part I. InsuranceInsuring the Practice of MedicineMark Gorney and Richard E. AndersonPart II. LegalWhat Every Doctor Should Know About Litigation: A Primer on How to Win Medical Malpractice LawsuitsFred J. HiestandRisk Reduction From a Plaintiff Attorney's PerspectiveDavid Wm. HoranThe Physician As a WitnessJoel A. MattisonThe Judicial Process: Discovery and DepositionJonathan I. EpsteinPart III. The Clinical Face of LitigationCommunication and Patient SafetyMark GorneyE-Medicine in the Physician's OfficeEdward FotschRisk Management for the Family PhysicianMalcolm H. WeissEmergency MedicineMichael Jay BreslerAnesthesiologyAnn S. LofskyMalpractice and Medical Practice: Obstetrics and GynecologyJack M. SchneiderBreast Cancer LitigationRichard E. Anderson and David B. TroxelPap Smear LitigationDavid B. TroxelMedical Liability in Plastic and Reconstructive SurgeryMark GorneyPart IV. Legal Reform and Health CareThe Case for Legal ReformRichard E. AndersonHealth Policy Review: Medical MalpracticeDavid M. Studdert, Michelle M. Mello, and Troyen A. BrennanNew Directions in Medical Liability ReformWilliam M. SageIndex

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)