Medical Malpractice provides a good theoretical and procedural overview of malpractice actions in the health care field. The first volume includes updated chapters specifically addressing Texas law on liability, damages, insurance issues and settlement. The second appendix volume provides drafting guides for a wide variety of actions and discovery aids as well as reprinting relevant provisions of the Texas Administrative Code. The text is also available electronically in the library via our Westlaw Patron Access subscription.
A Texas turnaround : The impact of lawsuit reform on business activity in the lone star state
The Perryman Group.
A look at how lawsuit reform in Texas has dramatically improved the fairness and efficiency of the civil justice system. This study takes a look at the costs of the U.S. civil justice system, Texas' past problems and current status, as well as the impact of lawsuit reform since 1995. The analysis also takes a look at the impact of 2003 limits on non-economic damages in medical malpractice litigation.
Art of advocacy. Cross-examination of medical experts
Latest received:REL. 29 2011.
By Houts, Marshall.
In the introduction, the author quotes Dean Wigmore's views on cross-examination. "Cross-examination is beyond doubt the greatest legal engine ever invented for the discovery of truth..." Houts helps the trial lawyer use this powerful tool to achieve results for his client using the opposition's witnesses.
By Hodge, Samuel D.
American Bar Association, Criminal Justice Section, Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section.
The ABA Medical-Legal Guide provides an introduction to anatomy to assist lawyers working with personal injury clients. The introductory chapter provides an overview of the study of anatomy and is followed by a chapter that explains the various diagnostic tests that are available to study the body and provides a basic understanding of how to read the scans and images. A chapter is devoted to each of the major systems of the body, multisystem disorders, and pain. Each chapter includes section of “Research Tools.” This “Research Tools” section includes references to legal research texts such as American Jurisprudence, American Law Reports, and Causes of Action, relevant key numbers, and law review articles. Numerous illustrations assist the text.
Latest received:REL. 96 JUL 2011.
By Louisell, David W.
"[C]omprehensive treatment of medical malpractice law, litigation techniques and current developments in the field, both at the state and national levels... [I]ndividual chapters are devoted to particular specialties such as emergency medicine, obstetrics, anesthesiology, dentistry, podiatry and psychiatry." - from the publisher. Includes a detailed chapter on damage awards.
Medical malpractice : Avoiding, adjudicating & litigating in the challenging new climate
By O'Reilly, James T.
Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section, American Bar Association.
This in-depth title from the American Bar Association provides a new look at medical malpractice litigation. The authors discuss how the world of medical malpractice is changing—including a discussion of the Affordable Care Act. With fewer and fewer solo physicians, the title looks at who defendants tend to be now and discusses new approaches and standards when litigating. It also looks into issues related to telemedicine, risks for retailers who offer in-store and urgent-care clinics, and many other medical malpractice issues. A great resource for anyone involved in medical malpractice litigation.
Latest received:REL. 5 2013.
By Brophy, Michael D.
This treatise is on discovery via deposition for a practitioner who wants to pursue a medical malpractice claim. Initial chapters discuss the issues affecting litigation such as tort reform and general considerations in evaluating a claim. The remainder of the volume is divided into broad types of injuries an examination of specific injury claims in that category. For each specific injury a brief overview of the facts of the case and comment on strategy is provided. Transcripts of the questions and responses coupled with practitioner’s comments are provided.
The second edition of this title examines the past decade of improvements to patient safety. With more than 40 chapters, each written by different authors, this title provides in-depth coverage on reduction of risk and patient safety. Some of the topics covered include the patient safety movement’s recent progress, the role of senior hospital leaders and boards of directors in improving patient safety, investigating clinical incidents, “creating a just culture,” and reducing medical errors.
American Bar Association, Health Law Section.
This book was developed from the American Bar Association Health Law Section’s 2013 Physicians Legal Issues Conference. It is aimed at physicians and provides helpful explanations of the legal challenges they may face. Chapters examine “entrepreneurial medicine,” which refers to federal fraud and abuse laws, issues surrounding contracts between physicians and hospitals, medical professional liability, social media and academic media centers, HIPAA, accountable care organizations, coordinating roles between medical staff attorneys and hospital attorneys, and physician well-being.
Standards of care in emergency medicine : A practical guide to emergency procedures and legal liability
Latest received: SUPP. 17 2015.
By Wigder, H. Neil.
This manual is designed for the physician and attorney concerned with standards of care in emergency medicine. Standards of care for specific cases representing the diagnoses that most frequently are associated with malpractice suits involving substantial settlements or awards are covered, including appendicitis, cervical spine injury, closed head injury, suicidal patient, stroke, and pneumonia. Both a medical and a legal analysis of each emergency situation is provided, including medical definitions, diagnostic criteria, clinical tests, and a legal analysis including plaintiff’s position, defendant’s position, and the probable legal outcome.
Latest received: REL. 48 July 2016.
This comprehensive five-volume set covers a range of health care legal issues. The main topics covered include corporate organizations, contracts, compliance programs, taxation, labor issues, payment systems, Medicare and Medicaid, managed care, antitrust law, medical records, patient information, and mental health law. This set also included extensive citations to statutes, regulations, and case laws as well as a state-by-state comparison chart.
Note: This title is no longer being kept up to date by the library.
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