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Clinical Negligence (5th Ed)

Dr Michael Powers QC and Dr Anthony Barton

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ISBN 10: 1780434855 / ISBN 13: 9781780434858
Published by Bloomsbury Professional 2015-09-24, 2015
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Title: Clinical Negligence (5th Ed)

Publisher: Bloomsbury Professional 2015-09-24

Publication Date: 2015

Book Condition: New

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Clinical Negligence, Fifth Edition remains the only text of its kind to cover both medical and legal aspects of medical negligence. Written by a team of 60 experts, it continues to provide the most comprehensive and authoritative guidance on all aspects of clinical negligence claims from bringing an action for damages to presenting expert evidence in court. It also includes detailed consideration of funding and cost implications. Those needing clear updated guidance to make the best possible preparations for an action will find all they need here. Updates in the fifth edition: Some of the key developments covered in the new edition are: New funding regime under Legal Aid, Punishment and Sentencing of Offenders Act 2012 Montgomery v Lanarkshire The Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust Public Inquiry (Francis Report) Sienkievicz v Greif Bailey v Ministry of Defence on causation Whetstone v MPS and Woodland v Essex County Council on liability of practices Privatisation of funding access to justice in clinical negligence New costs regime (QOWCS) under Civil Procedures Rules Coroners and Justice Act 2009 and secondary legislation. Easy-to-access structure. The new edition maintains its easy-to-access, two-part structure. The first part, set out in 17 chapters, deals with legal aspects of medical malpractice, including complaints procedures, poor performance and medical professional governance, preparation of medical evidence, settlements and trial. The final 25 chapters in the second part cover the risks associated with particular areas of specialist medical practice. Contents: 1 The Law; 2 Adverse events and complaints; 3 Medical professional regulation; 4 NHSLA and Medical Defence organisations; 5 Human rights; 6 Compensation schemes; 7 Funding clinical negligence claims; 8 The Coroners inquest; 9 Preparation of medical evidence on liability; 10 The medical expert report and duties of the expert witness; 11 The conduct of proceedings; 12 Consent (including capacity); 13 Limitation of actions; 14 Product liability: medicines and medical devices; 15 Settlements and liabilities for costs; 16 The trial; 17 Investigating damages awards, periodical payments, lump sums and state benefits; 18 Causation; 19 Epidemiology; 20 Negligence in General Practice; 21 Emergency medicine; 22 Intensive care medicine; 23 General medicine; 24 Neurology; 25 Oncology; 26 Psychiatry; 27 Clinical radiology; 28 Ophthalmology; 29 General surgery; 30 Anaesthesia; 31 Neurosurgery; 32 Spinal surgery; 33 Otorhinolaryngology; 34 Orthopaedics; 35 Cosmetic surgery; 36 Urological surgery; 37 Cardio-thoracic surgery; 38 Dental surgery; 39 Obstetrics and Gynaecology; 40 Paediatric surgery; 41 Neonatology; 42 Imaging for perinatal and early childhood neurological problems. Previous print edition ISBN: 9781847660756

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I would highly recommend this book for those practicing in this area. It is high quality, clear and comprehensive and will no doubt prove an invaluable source of reference. Five stars on all counts. --Tim Kevan PI Brief Update Law Journal

This remains the best text around to consider as a starting point when assessing whether there may have been a breach of duty in care in a particular field...I, for one, had been looking forward to getting the latest edition and have not been disappointed. --Philippa Luscombe - New Law Journal Vol 166, Issue 7689

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