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Medical Negligence Litigation: A Practitioner's Guide

ISBN13: 9780905099552
ISBN: 0905099559
Published: February 1995
Publisher: Legal Action Group
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: Out of print

Medical-negligence litigation is a complex and potentially confusing area, fraught with difficulty for the inexperienced practitioner. This practice guide concisely sets out the substantive law before leading the reader through all the stages of running a medical-negligence action on behalf of plaintiffs.

Practical in approach, the book covers negotiation, tactics and relations with the client and witnesses, as well as law and procedure. Risks and costs are emphasized throughout, and means to reduce them suggested.

The book's step-by-step approach is designed to make it easy to find information, and the appendices contain an extended case-study as well as valuable precedents and other useful information, such as a glossary of medical terms, health circulars, and relevant addresses and telephone numbers.

Medical Law
The substantive law of medical-negligence; legal aid and funding the action; the first interview and preparing to investigate a claim; commencing the investigation - pre-action discovery; the records and how to respond to them; choosing and instructing the expert; choosing and instructing counsel and arranging the first conference with experts; the conference; limitation; issuing proceedings and pleadings; the summons for directions and other interlocutory applications; exchange of evidence with the defendants; damages; the schedule of special damages; the trial; settlement and structured settlements; the end of the client's case; the medical inquest v the future; postscript - Bolam v Friern Hospital Management Committee.