Medical Errors and Litigation: Investigation and Case Preparation
|Edited by John R. Abele, Esq.
6″ x 9″, casebound, approximately 450 pages
2004, Lawyers and Judges
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Once you’ve determined that a patient has a legitimate complaint, where do you start? Medical errors are an unfortunate part of our healthcare system. Understaffed hospitals, untrained technicians and medical devices contribute to patient injuries. It is important for attorneys, healthcare professionals, and insurance agents to know how an error was made and who is responsible. Medical Errors and Litigation: Investigation and Case Preparation provides a guideline for sorting through the overwhelming amount of paper work and bureaucracy involved in a medical errors case.
The authors of this book have backgrounds in both the medical and legal profession. Their expertise will help you know how to identify responsible parties, understand the roots of patient injuries, sort through the standards of care and gather information from medical records. Once you’ve begun building your case, the book will provide you with ideas for finding medical experts, presenting your case to a jury and alternatives to litigation and trials. This book has something for everyone involved in a medical errors case.
Topics covered include:
- roots of patient injury (by Patricia Iyer)
- patient care algorithms
- medical instruments and devices
- client intake
- analyzing medical records
- the roles of medical experts and consultants
- identifying responsible parties
- standard of care experts
- settlement and alternatives to litigation