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Overview

This text presents a balanced approach to the study of medical malpractice. Divided into two main components, it first follows the history and development of medical malpractice in the United States and then covers the process of litigation from both sides in the case. Effective learning features include assignments which are designed to integrate information from each chapter into a realistic situation. Sample medical records, definitions of medical and legal terminology, and sample legal forms are provided to enhance student comprehension of key concepts. The text provides actual documents to give insight into real world cases and demonstrates how a case progresses from beginning to end. This concise, yet detailed book represents both a defense and plaintiff focus. Designed to encompass both early history and modern day principles, The Law of Medical Malpractice takes the student from a brief history of civil liability for professional malfeasance to the anatomy of a lawsuit and the medical malpractice trial. The many applications are based on true cases and provide an accurate depiction of medical malpractice as it exists today.

Beth Walston-Dunham, J.D., Beth Walston-Dunham is a licensed attorney.

Beth Walston-Dunham is a licensed attorney. Additionally, she is licensed in the United States Court of Appeals, 8th Circuit.
  • Balanced from both a defense and plaintiff focus
  • Concise, yet detailed approach to the subject matter
  • Encompassing from early history to modern day principles
  • Sample medical records, definitions of medical and legal terminology, and sample legal forms are provided to enhance student comprehension of key concepts
Chapter 1: A Brief History of Civil Liability for Professional Malfeasance
Chapter 2: The Development of Malpractice Law
Chapter 3: Medical Malpractice Law and Litigation
Chapter 4: Risk Management Issues in the Health Care Industry
Chapter 5: The Role of Insurance in Medical Malpractice Claims
PART II: ANATOMY OF A LAWSUIT: THE MEDICAL MALPRACTICE CASE
Chapter 6: Discovery/Disclosure of the Injury
Chapter 7: Investigation of the Potential Claim by the Potential Plaintiff
Chapter 8: Investigation of the Potential Claim by the Defendant
Chapter 9: The Pretrial Stages of a Malpractice Claim
Chapter 10: The Medical Malpractice Trial

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  • ISBN-10: 1133481442
  • ISBN-13: 9781133481447
  • STARTING AT $14.49

  • ISBN-10: 1401852467
  • ISBN-13: 9781401852467
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  • RETAIL $99.95

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FOR INSTRUCTORS

Medical Malpractice Law and Litigation

ISBN: 9781401852467
This text presents a balanced approach to the study of medical malpractice. Divided into two main components, it first follows the history and development of medical malpractice in the United States and then covers the process of litigation from both sides in the case. Effective learning features include assignments which are designed to integrate information from each chapter into a realistic situation. Sample medical records, definitions of medical and legal terminology, and sample legal forms are provided to enhance student comprehension of key concepts. The text provides actual documents to give insight into real world cases and demonstrates how a case progresses from beginning to end. This concise, yet detailed book represents both a defense and plaintiff focus. Designed to encompass both early history and modern day principles, The Law of Medical Malpractice takes the student from a brief history of civil liability for professional malfeasance to the anatomy of a lawsuit and the medical malpractice trial. The many applications are based on true cases and provide an accurate depiction of medical malpractice as it exists today.

Online Resource

ISBN: 9781401852474

FOR STUDENTS

Medical Malpractice Law and Litigation

ISBN: 9781401852467
This current and concise text presents a balanced approach to the study of medical malpractice in the United States. Designed to encompass both early history and modern day principles, The Law of Medical Malpractice takes the reader from a brief history of civil liability for professional malfeasance to the anatomy of a lawsuit and the medical malpractice trial. The author provides sample medical records, definitions of medical and legal terminology, and sample legal forms to enhance student comprehension of key concepts. The text provides actual documents to give insight into real world cases and demonstrates how a case progresses from beginning to end. The many applications are based on true cases and provide an accurate depiction of medical malpractice as it exists today.

Online Resource

ISBN: 9781401852474