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This book remains the only text of its kind to cover both the medical and legal aspects of medical negligence. Written by a team of more than 60 experts, it continues to provide the most comprehensive and authoritative guidance on all aspects of clinical negligence claims, from bringing an action for damages to presenting expert evidence in court. It also includes detailed consideration of funding and cost implications.
Those needing clear guidance to make the best possible preparations for an action will find all they need here.
The new 6th edition has been fully revised and restructured, including new chapters on the future of clinical negligence litigation, cardiology, gynaecology, obstetrics, haematology , and also includes coverage and analysis of recent key cases such as:
Easy-to-access structure The new edition maintains its easy-to-access, two-part structure. The first part, set out in 16 chapters, deals with legal aspects of medical malpractice, including complaints procedures, poor performance and medical professional governance, preparation of medical evidence, settlements and trial. There are also chapters on product liability, and coronial law. The final 27 chapters in the second part cover the risks associated with particular areas of specialist medical practice.