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Negligence in Health: Clinical Claims and Risk

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ISBN13: 9781843110156
ISBN: 1843110156
Published: June 2003
Publisher: Informa Law
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: Out of print

Clinical Negligence and Risk is a new edition of the highly successful Medical Negligence and Clinical Risk 1998 - Trends and Developments. The new title provides an extensive overview of the law of clinical negligence, set against the background of the Civil Procedure Rules (CPR) and institutional changes in healthcare delivery. Clinical Negligence & Risk is a practical source of information that makes reference to case law development and medical malpractice scandals, including Bristol Paediatric Heart Surgery cases.

The author of both editions, Vivienne Harpwood, is a qualified barrister, currently lecturing in law at Cardiff University. Vivienne is a regular speaker at healthcare and medical legal events, and is also the editor of Health Law for Healthcare Professionals and Medical Law Monitor newsletters.

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Medical Law
Accounting for the recent increase in claims and awards
duty of care
breach of duty - the standard of care in clinical negligence cases
causation and remoteness of damage
consent to medical treatment and refusal of medical treatment
limitations of actions - recent cases
quantum - recent developments
procedural changes
alternatives to litigation
measures intended to control the litigation explosion.