Despite the fact that most physicians will encounter medical litigation at some point in their careers, they have few resources for navigating through legal issues within the body of medical literature. With this in mind, this volume provides guidance to physicians and researchers.
As the latest in the Emerging Infectious Diseases of the 21st Century series, it gives case scenarios in the format of problem-solving challenges faced by physicians in various practices and subspecialties. It covers topics including issues in the surgical and neurosurgical disciplines, obstetrics and gynecological infections, skin/soft tissue conditions, fevers, and complications related to HIV. It also gives information medical liability laws around the world.
Rather than encourage defensive medical practice, this book provides information on administering better care and being honest and fair with patients when addressing inevitable mistakes. It is a must for all practicing physicians.
Content Level » Professional/practitioner
Related subjects » Internal Medicine - Law - Life Sciences
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Preface.- General Principles.- Complaints related to the head.- Conditions of the skin/soft tissue in the ER.- Litigation in infections of Obstetrics & Gynecology.- Looking Beyond the Obvious.- Failure to counsel can lead to litigation.- Litigations for unexpected adverse events.- Orthopedic complications.- Neurosurgical medico-legal issues.- Litigations in General Surgery.- Litigation for infection in plastic surgery.- Litigations for HIV-related complications.- Overview of medico-legal issues.- Index.