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Vol 21 No 10 Oct/Nov 2016

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Criminal Injuries Compensation Claims

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This book is now Out of Print.
A new edition has been published, the details can be seen here:
Writing Medico-Legal Reports in Civil Claims: An Essential Guide 2nd ed isbn 9780956934116

Writing Medico-Legal Reports in Civil Claims: An Essential Guide


ISBN13: 9780956934109
New Edition ISBN: 9780956934116
Published: July 2011
Publisher: Professional Solutions Publications
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: Out of print



The book offers detailed advice to experts across a range of medico-legal issues and illustrates key learning points with examples of evidence that will either help or hinder lawyers in progressing claims.

Giles Eyre (9 Gough Square chambers) and Lynden Alexander (Professional Solutions Learning and Development) have written a comprehensive guide to medico-legal report writing in civil claims. The book offers detailed advice to experts across a range of medico-legal issues and illustrates key learning points with examples of evidence that will either help or hinder lawyers in progressing claims.

The book focuses on four essential aspects of medico-legal work:-

  • essential legal principles that underpin all compensation claims (personal injury, industrial disease and clinical negligence);
  • detailed explanations of the rules of court from intimation of a claim through to trial;
  • essential guidance on the content of reports and the essential issues that medical experts must address; and
  • practical forensic writing skills and templates.

The book is written for medical experts and those who instruct them. It introduces easy to use techniques to help experts apply essential legal principles in practical reporting situations. It can also serve as a valuable reference when experts need guidance on to how to approach a wide-variety of reporting issues – from fundamental issues of causation and damage through to many difficult reporting situations.

The book can also be an invaluable communication tool to bridge the ‘communication void’ that often exists between experts and their lawyers – helping both sets of professionals to communicate clearly on many of the difficult issues that arise in medico-legal practice.

Subjects:
Medical Law, Personal Injury Law
Contents:
Introduction
1. Essential Qualities of Medical Experts
2. Legal Context of a Civil Claim for Damages for Personal Injury
3. Progression of a Claim
4. Roles and Duties of the Expert Witness
5. Proof
6. Opinion Evidence
7. Opinion Evidence in Complex Claims
8. Clinical Negligence – Legal Principles
9. Reporting in Clinical Negligence Claims
10. Writing the Report
Appendices.