Why Patients Sue Doctors, 2nd Edition

By Duncan Graham, SC, MBBS, LLB (Hons), FACLM, Bernard Kelly, AM, BSc (Med) (Hons), MBBS, FRACGP and David A. Richards, OAM, BSc (Med) (Hons), MBBS, MD, FRACP
Lessons learned from medical malpractice cases
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In Why Patients Sue Doctors 2e the authors draw on their wide-ranging, collective experience in over 1000 real-life medicolegal cases to explore why and how doctors make mistakes. By analysing and discussing the situations and behaviours that lead to complaints by patients and their families, this book provides clear and practical direction for practitioners to improve clinical care and avoid litigation.

Written in a concise and engaging narrative writing style by editors Duncan Graham, Bernard Kelly and David Richards, readers will obtain a broad understanding of the origins, workings and outcomes of medicolegal cases and will be equipped with practical strategies to improve clinical care and avoid common pitfalls in practice. The text also introduces important legal concepts in an approachable manner appropriate for those working in medicine.

Key Features
  • Detailed examination of real-life medicolegal cases to facilitate understanding and application to clinical practice
  • Logical and consistent organisation of cases in regional order of medical complaint, from head to toe
  • Practical advice on how to improve clinical care and avoid litigation
  • Easy-to-read and engaging narrative style of writing effectively communicates key takeaways for readers
  • Suitable introduction to legal concepts for medical students and professionals
  • Respected author team experienced in medicolegal and medical malpractice cases
  • Enhanced eBook version included with purchase
ISBN 9780729543705
Table of Content Introduction
Ethical issues
Post-traumatic stress disorder
Family dynamics
Cerebral palsy
Postnatal depression
Visual disturbance
Things may not be as they seem
Mechanism of stroke
A pharmacological nightmare
Steroid toxicity
Sagging lip
Tongue cancer
Childhood cancer
Neck pain
Shoulder pain
Unexplained fever
Persistently unwell
Mother knows best
Necrotising fasciitis
Sore wrist
Ingestion of a caustic solution
Asthma during pregnancy
Ischaemic heart disease
Chest pain
Too many cooks
Breast lumps
A number of health concerns
A sick infant
An avoidable tragedy
Abdominal pain
Unexplained weight loss
Rectal bleeding
Missed period
An obstetric abnormality
Placenta percreta
Pelvic organ prolapse
A mesh by another name
Failed hip replacement
Cauda equina syndrome
Bladder cancer
Penile cancer
Leg weakness
Lacerated foot
Types of mistakes
Listening and learning
Thinking and reasoning
Professionalism and insight
Lessons for doctors and others
Further reading
Author Information By Duncan Graham, SC, MBBS, LLB (Hons), FACLM; Bernard Kelly, AM, BSc (Med) (Hons), MBBS, FRACGP and David A. Richards, OAM, BSc (Med) (Hons), MBBS, MD, FRACP
Trim 229 x 152 (6 x 9)
Pages 135
Publication Date 01-04-2020
Stock Status In Stock
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