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Health Care Malpractice A Primer on Legal Issues for Professionals by Ronald W. Scott

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Published by McGraw-Hill Publishing Co .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Health systems & services,
  • Law as it applies to other professions,
  • Medicolegal issues,
  • Torts / delicts,
  • Medical Malpractice,
  • Law,
  • Medical / Nursing,
  • Medical,
  • USA,
  • Medical personnel,
  • Ethics,
  • Malpractice,
  • Medical Law & Legislation,
  • Physical therapists,
  • United States

Book details:

The Physical Object
FormatPaperback
Number of Pages264
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL9251311M
ISBN 100070541450
ISBN 109780070541450

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As state and federal legislators push to immunize more health care workers from liability, lawyers who practice in medical malpractice still anticipate lawsuits—but not anytime soon. Medical Malpractice—A Physician’s Guide to Navigating the Mine Field of Medical Malpractice Law is a book intended to help the health care provider better cope with the legal processes of a malpractice action. Most books written about malpractice law have been written by practicing attorneys. If the care provided by the physician is not worse than the median (average) care then no malpractice occurred even though the care could have been better. Causation. The plaintiff next needs to show that it was the physician’s negligence that caused, wholly or partially, or aggravated an Size: KB. Discover librarian-selected research resources on Medical Malpractice from the Questia online library, including full-text online books, academic journals, magazines, newspapers and more. Home» Browse» Economics and Business» Business» Industries» Health Care» .

This is known as the standard of care. A patient has the right to expect that health care professionals will deliver care that is consistent with these standards. If it is determined that the standard of care has not been met, then negligence may be established.