Medical Malpractice And The American Jury

Author: Neil Vidmar
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
ISBN: 9780472084791
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In this landmark book, Neil Vidmar looks beyond the common perceptions of medical malpractice litigation and finds a system that is fair, impartial, and intelligent. Firmly grounded in a wealth of empirical data, the author presents a fresh look at a civil jury system that has been maligned as out-of-touch, capricious, and disposed to awarding exorbitant, unjustified amounts to plaintiffs whenever they have the opportunity. In an era when tort reform is high on the congressional agenda, Medical Malpractice and the American Jury is almost alone in voicing reason and fact. Written in a thoroughly inviting, jargon-free style, Medical Malpractice and the American Jury places those cases that go to trial in the broader context of litigation, noting that only about ten percent of malpractice cases ever result in trials. Of those that do go to trial, the author notes, more than two out of three cases are decided in the doctor's favor--repudiating the view that jurors are inherently biased against doctors and are motivated more by sympathy for the plaintiff than by the facts of the case. Neil Vidmar comprehensively addresses all the claims that have been leveled against the performance of malpractice juries. For example, he compares actual jury decisions on negligence with neutral physicians' ratings of whether negligence occurred in the medical treatment and finds a remarkable consistency--repudiating the view that jurors are unable to understand experts or uncritically defer to their opinion. "Medical Malpractice and the American Jury is quite simply the most compelling, comprehensive examination of the American jury system yet written. It brings reason and fact to the debate in a way that puts the lie to the many myths surrounding medical negligence cases. For anyone genuinely interested in just solutions, this book should be required reading. To act in ignorance of its findings invites disaster." --Trial "For anyone really interested in the evidence about the daily grind of the courthouse mill, Neil Vidmar's Medical Malpractice and the American Jury is a good place to start." --Washington Post Book World Neil Vidmar is Professor of Social Science and Law, Duke Law School, and Professor of Psychology, Duke University.

The Preparation And Trial Of Medical Malpractice Cases

Author: Richard E. Shandell
Publisher: Law Journal Press
ISBN: 9781588520081
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This book offers comprehensive coverage of the questions surrounding health maintenance organizations, including case law on the right to sue an HMO as well as its participating physicians.

International Medical Malpractice Law

Author: Dieter Giesen
Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers
ISBN: 9789024737055
Size: 36.83 MB
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This monograph is the most comprehensive comparative law study of legal responsibility arising from medical care presently available. It is written for doctors as well as health care administrators and legal professionals. Focusing on the problems of civil liability, it presents the development, points of contact with, and differences between the modern law of medical liability stemming from both the Common Law and Civil Law traditions of England, Scotland, Eire, New Zealand, Australia, Canada, the United States, South Africa, France, Belgium, West Germany, Switzerland, and Austria. It demonstrates the extent to which both problems of medical law and trends towards their solution are already familiar in these legal systems. The work describes principles and trends, not by confronting the reader with 'national reports' and separate chapters on different legal systems; rather, the relevant legal problems are analyzed from an integrative, comparative viewpoint. The main thrust of the presentation is the analysis of numerous court decisions -- the number of which is rising ominously in the United States -- on the civil liability of doctors and hospitals for damages arising from substandard treatment or inadequate disclosure of information to the patient. References to the legal and medical literature, indexes, and a refined system of cross-references, together with an important collection of appendices covering legal and ethical declarations make this work accessible as a handbook and reference work for the legal and social problems encountered today in the wide area of law, ethics, and medicine.

The Medical Malpractice Survival Handbook

Author: ACLM
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0323070884
Size: 38.55 MB
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Reduce your risk of costly litigation! Written in easy-to-understand language by a team of medical doctors who are also attorneys at law, this handbook addresses the issues surrounding the growing incidence of medical malpractice. It examines the scenarios that can result in a malpractice suit, the best actions to take during the course of litigation, and the most effective ways to minimize your legal liabilities. Access the expert guidance of top professionals across medical and legal fields in an easy-to-read format. Review the legal aspects of nearly every medical topic that impacts health care professionals. Quickly see how to minimize your legal liabilities with the aid of "Golden Rule" boxes. Understand the different types of malpractice suits and the physician's position and defense in each. See how concepts apply to specific scenarios through abundant case studies. Explore specific legal considerations for each medical specialty.

Techniques Of Medical Litigation

Author: Randine A. Lewis
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9781567200881
Size: 47.89 MB
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Provides lawyers with the basic fundamentals of modern medical practice and introduces health care professionals to the basics of litigation. The aim is to help both groups achieve their respective goals when a medical case goes to litigation.

David Ball On Damages

Author: David A. Ball
Publisher: Ntl Inst for Trial Advocacy
ISBN: 9781556819407
Size: 28.77 MB
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Anderson S Ohio Personal Injury Litigation Manual

Author: Cinamon S. Houston
Publisher: LexisNexis
ISBN: 1522116028
Size: 44.58 MB
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Got a question about personal injury litigation? Thanks to Anderson's Ohio Personal Injury Litigation Manual, you can track down your answer immediately no matter where you're located. That's because the authors of this practical guide have distilled volumes of information into a single, compact publication that slips easily into a briefcase. Whether you're in conference or at trial, attending a hearing or conducting discovery, Anderson's Ohio Personal Injury Litigation Manual is an invaluable asset for any personal injury litigator. But don't let its size fool you! Anderson's Ohio Personal Injury Litigation Manual is packed with useful information. Comprehensive in scope, it provides coverage of the most significant personal injury topics in Ohio: motor vehicle negligence, product liability, premises liability, government liability, and medical malpractice. It also includes hundreds of practice tips for the personal injury attorney, including checklists, warnings, strategic points, exceptions, and resources. And if you need to conduct more in-depth research, Anderson's Ohio Personal Injury Litigation Manual can cut time from your search, thanks to relevant cross-references to other personal injury treatises and forms Anderson's Ohio Personal Injury Litigation Manual: It's the kind of practical publication you've come to expect from Anderson's, the first name in Ohio legal research.

A Practical Guide To Medical Negligence Litigation

Author: Michael Boylan
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1780438451
Size: 71.57 MB
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Medical Negligence: A Practitioner's Handbook covers the lifetime of a High Court medical negligence action from first contact with a client through to plenary hearing, settlement and mediation including inquests. This practical guide to procedural steps that must be taken cites all relevant case law and statutes including the Rules of the Superior Courts, the Civil Liability and Courts Acts 2004, the various statutory instruments and Coroners Act. [Subject: Criminal Law, Medical Negligence Law]