Topics in Medical Economics: Medical Malpractice
- MEDICINE, MISTAKES AND MANSLAUGHTER: A CRIMINAL COMBINATION? QUICK, OLIVER // Cambridge Law Journal;Mar2010, Vol. 69 Issue 1, p186
In this article, the author presents his views on the standards used by English jurisprudence in dealing with medical malfeasance. He accuses the courts of using gross negligence as an umbrella term in prosecuting doctors, stating they're failure to consider intent. He cites the case of a doctor...
- The California Law of Malpractice of Physicians, Surgeons, and Dentists. Swan, John Harold // California Law Review;Jun45, Vol. 33 Issue 2, p248
Discusses the significance of malpractice cases in California district courts of appeal and the Supreme Court to the development of the law for physicians, surgeons, and dentists on liabiilty, pleading, and proof in malpractice cases. Relationship of physician and patient; Criterion for...
- Court: E-mail consultation found free of liability. Wollenberg, Yvonne Chilik // Medical Economics;4/11/2003, Vol. 80 Issue 7, p17
Reports on the U.S. District Court ruling on a case involving the liability of a doctor for the death of a child patient. Details about the incident; Wrongful death lawsuit filed against the physician; Medical laws and policies.
- Compensation for medical misadventure and drug injury in the New Zealand no-fault system: feeling the way. Smith, Richard // British Medical Journal (Clinical Research Edition);5/15/1982, Vol. 284 Issue 6327, p1457
Focuses on the implementation of compensation for people injured by medical misadventure and drugs in New Zealand. Evaluation of the no-fault scheme; Impact of the scheme on medical negligence; Views of the public on the scheme.
- If you blow the whistle on a doctor. Loraine, Kaye // RN;Aug84, Vol. 47 Issue 8, p11
Gives advice on how a nurse can report a negligent physician. Description of a situation which illustrates a surgeon's negligence; Steps in whistleblowing a physician; How to deal with the negligent doctor; Discussion on what to do if a job is affected. INSET: More advice from RN's legal experts.
- Third-party liability. McAbee, Gary N.; D.S.S. // Cortlandt Forum;05/25/97, Vol. 10 Issue 5, p194
Presents an analysis of issues addressed in the article `Under the Influence,' published in the November 1996 issue of `Cortlandt Forum' concerning third-party liability against a physician for failing to warn an epileptic patient about the dangers of driving. Validity of the cause of actions...
- Gastroenterology and the law. Cifarelli, Philip S. // American Journal of Gastroenterology;Feb1983, Vol. 78 Issue 2, p127
Examines some of the legal theories of medical liability that may confront the practicing gastroenterologist. Elements necessary for professional negligence to be viable; Method by which the physician is measured in the legal field; Importance of the issue of informed consent in medical-legal...
- OPINION. Nightingale, Keith // Lawyer;6/3/2002, Vol. 16 Issue 23, p17
Discusses the allocation of Â£4.5 billion of the National Health Service budget for clinical negligence claims by the National Audit Office in Great Britain. Increase in the cost of clinical negligence claims; Factors that caused the increase in clinical negligence costs; Comments on the...
- Lawyers trying to stop malpractice merry-go-round. Lightstone, Susan // CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;10/1/2002, Vol. 167 Issue 7, p791
Reports that a group of lawyers representing patients and physicians agreed that changes are needed in medical malpractice litigation in Canada. Discussion of the Holland Access to Justice in Medical Malpractice Group, an association of lawyers; Issue of liability in medical care; Idea that the...