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A new edition has been published, the details can be seen here:
Clinical Negligence 5th ed isbn 9781780434858

Powers & Harris: Clinical Negligence 4th ed

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Edited by: Michael Powers, Nigel Harris, Anthony Barton

ISBN13: 9781847660756
New Edition ISBN: 9781780434858
Previous Edition ISBN: 0406924619
Published: June 2008
Publisher: Bloomsbury Professional
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback & CD-ROM
Price: Out of print

The new 4th edition of Powers, Harris & Barton’s acclaimed book on the law relating to clinical negligence is now available. Written by a team of 70 legal and medical experts, Clinical Negligence, 4th ed provides authoritative guidance on all aspects of clinical negligence claims, from bringing an action for damages to presenting expert evidence in court.

While Part 1 provides comprehensive coverage of the practical legal aspects of negligence actions, Part II provides expert accounts of the risks and standards of practice associated with 22 different areas of clinical practice. A uniquely valuable book for both lawyers and clinical practitioners, Clinical negligence, 4th ed will help you make the best possible preparations for an action.

New legislation – New case law and fully revised and updated, this new edition will provide you with an in-depth understanding of current issues, covering:-

  • Important House of Lords decisions including: Gregg v Scott; Chester v Afshar; Fairchild v Glenhaven; Barker v Corus; asbestos pleural plaque litigation; A v Hoare
  • The Court of Appeal decision for Thompstone v Glossop
  • The NHS Redress Act 2006 concerned with compensation for clinical negligence in hospital settings
  • The proposed new coroners’ legislation
  • The proposed new medical professional regulation
The key reasons why you need this book:-
  • Access 9 brand-new chapters covering essential medical and legal areas
  • Gain an in-depth understanding of current issues and developments
  • Ensure you are making the best possible preparations for an action
  • Be confident in the knowledge that you are giving the most up-to-date, authoritative advice
  • Now includes a full searchable CD-ROM containing the full text, charts and all other material in the book

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Medical Law, Personal Injury Law
The law – Margaret Bickford Smith and Peter Houghton
Clinical Governance – Professor Aidan Halligan
Clinical risk and complaints – Jane Chapman
Compensation schemes (new chapter) – Anthony Barton
Agencies – Tim Goldburn
Poor Performance and medical professional governance – Sir Liam Donaldson,
Dr Alaistair Scotland, Peter Old and Ian Stone
UK Medical Defence Organisations – Dr Priya Singh
Clinical Negligence and Human Rights (new chapter) – Philip Havers and Rachel
The role of the NHSLA – Steve Walker and John Mead
Fatal iatrogenic injuries – The inquest – Michael Powers
Funding clinical negligence actions – Anthony Barton
Preliminary steps for the claimant – Richard Vallance and Stephanie Code
Preparation of medical evidence on liability – David Black
The medical report and duties of the expert witness – Dr Evelyn Pollock and Nigel Harris
The conduct of proceedings – Marek Bednarcyzk and Master John Ungley
Medical ethics – the duty of care principle and practice – Michael Harrison and
Elaine Gadd
Consent to treatment – Andrew Hockton
Limitation of actions – Gordon Catford
The role of leading counsel – Robert Francis
Lump sums and periodical payments (new chapter) – Jennifer Stone and Nick
Mediation and ADR (new chapter) – Jonathan Dingle
Settlements – Stephen Miller and Shaheen Rahmen
The trial – James Badenoch and John Whitting
Product liability for medicinal products – Ian Dodds-Smith, Michael Spencer and Jacqueline Bore
Causation – Anthony Barton
Statistics in evidence – Professor Ken MacRae deceased and Anthony Barton
General Practice – Brian Hurwitz
Accident and emergency medicine – Robin Touquest, Julian Redhead, Ian McOnochie and Nigel Harris
Clinical negligence in trauma and orthopaedics – Nigel Harris
Latrogenous injuries of the peripheral nerves – Rolfe Birch
Clinical negligence in Neurosurgery – Glenn Neil-Dwyer
Clinical negligence in spinal surgery – Adrian Casey
Neonatology – Malcolm Chiswick
Paediatric neurology – Lewis Rosenbloom
Paediatric surgery (new chapter) – Robert Wheeler
Neurology – Martin Brown and Graham Venables
Medico-legal problems in the non-surgical management of cancer – Dr Jellife
Psychiatry - David Gill and Maggie Bloom
Anaesthetics – Alan Aitkenhead
General surgery – John Scurr
Breast surgery (new chapter) – Hugh Bishop
Medico-legal aspects of laparoscopic surgery – Rory McCloy
Urological surgery – Raymond carroll and Ian Pearce
Obstetrics and gynaecology – Leroy Edozien
Cardiothoracic surgery – Mr Rajesh
Clinical negligence in plastic surgery – Dai Davis
Otorhinolaryngology – Professor Wright
Ophthalmology – Paul Riodan-Eva
Dental surgery – Anthony Halperin
Litigation in clinical radiology – Peter Armstrong
Medical imaging – Elizabeth Dick and John Stevens
Surgical care practitioners (new chapter) – Linda de Cossart
Hospital acquired infections (new chapter) – Barry Cookson
Imaging for perinatal and early childhood neurological problems – Brian Kendall
Intensive care – Julian Bion and Margaret Branthwaite
Infectious disease in children (new chapter) – Michael Tarlow.