Health Care Malpractice: A Primer on Legal Issues for Professionals / Edition 2

Health Care Malpractice: A Primer on Legal Issues for Professionals / Edition 2

by Ronald W. Scott
     
 

ISBN-10: 0070541450

ISBN-13: 9780070541450

Pub. Date: 12/11/1998

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The

In health care, legal and ethical issues abound, and never more so in this age of managed care. Now broadened in scope to cover all health-related professions, this practical guide provides concise, readable information relevant to the ethical issues and decisions a health care provider must deal with on a daily basis. This totally revised and expanded edition

Overview

In health care, legal and ethical issues abound, and never more so in this age of managed care. Now broadened in scope to cover all health-related professions, this practical guide provides concise, readable information relevant to the ethical issues and decisions a health care provider must deal with on a daily basis. This totally revised and expanded edition features new chapters covering the unique constructs of managed care and how it adds a whole new dimension to malpractice liability, a chapter tracing a complete malpractice action from initial incident to finding of liability, and much more. Lastly, the addition of two case studies at the end of each chapter (one real, one hypothetical) help highlight salient academic points and apply them to real world situations.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780070541450
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date:
12/11/1998
Edition description:
2ND
Pages:
135
Product dimensions:
7.39(w) x 9.16(h) x 0.64(d)

Table of Contents

Preface xi(2)
About the Author xiii
Chapter 1: The Legal Nature of Health Care Malpractice
1(14)
Health Care Malpractice Defined
4(3)
Differentiating Legal and Ethical Duties and Civil and Criminal Legal Actions
7(3)
Legal and Ethical Duties Defined and Distinguished
7(2)
Civil versus Criminal Legal Actions
9(1)
Forums for Adjudicating Allegations of Health Care Malpractice
10(1)
Summary
11(1)
Review Questions
11(1)
Discussion of Review Questions
12(1)
Bibliography
12(3)
Chapter 2: Liability for Health Care Delivery-Related Negligence
15(20)
The Concept of Negligence
16(3)
Ordinary versus Professional Negligence
19(2)
Elements of Proof for Professional Negligence
21(8)
Duty
22(4)
Breach of Duty
26(2)
Causation
28(1)
Damages
28(1)
Res Ipsa Loquitur
29(1)
Negligence Per Se
29(1)
Vicarious Liability
30(1)
Corporate Liability
31(1)
Managed Care Liability Issues
31(2)
Summary
33(1)
Review Questions
33(1)
Discussion of Review Questions
34(1)
Bibliography
34(1)
Chapter 3: Informed Consent Issues
35(16)
The History and Mixed Legal-Professional Ethical Nature of Informed Consent to Health Care Intervention
36(2)
Relation of Informed Consent to Health Care Malpractice
38(1)
Information Disclosure for Legally Sufficient Patient Informed Consent to Treatment
39(3)
Legal Exceptions to the Law of Patient Informed Consent to Treatment
42(1)
Managed Care Informed Consent Issues
43(1)
Informed Refusal
44(2)
Summary
46(1)
Review Questions
47(1)
Discussion of Review Questions
47(1)
Bibliography
47(4)
Chapter 4: Health Care-Related Intentional Torts
51(20)
Abandonment
54(2)
Assault and Battery
56(3)
Defamation
59(3)
False Imprisonment
62(1)
Fraud
63(1)
Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress
63(1)
Invasion of Privacy
64(4)
Unreasonable Intrusion on Plaintiff Solitude
65(1)
False-Light Invasion of Privacy
66(1)
Misappropriation
67(1)
Public Disclosure of Private Facts
67(1)
Summary
68(1)
Review Questions
68(1)
Discussion of Review Questions
69(1)
Bibliography
69(2)
Chapter 5: Contractual and Strict Liability
71(14)
Breach of a Therapeutic Promise/Contract
73(7)
The Contractual Nature of the Health Professional-Patient Relationship
73(2)
A Primer on Contract Law and Terminology
75(3)
Why Would a Health Care Malpractice Patient-Plaintiff Choose to Sue under Contract Rather Than Tort?
78(1)
Liability for Breach of Warranty
78(2)
Strict Liability for Abnormally Dangerous Treatment-Related Activities
80(1)
Strict Product Liability
81(1)
Summary
82(1)
Review Questions
83(1)
Discussion of Review Questions
83(1)
Bibliography
84(1)
Chapter 6: Defenses to Health Care Malpractice Legal Actions
85(12)
Assumption of Risk
86(2)
Comparative Fault
88(1)
Health Care Professional Status (or Lack Thereof)
89(1)
(Personal) Immunity from Liability
90(1)
Release from Liability
91(1)
Statutes of Limitaitons
92(1)
Summary
93(1)
Review Questions
94(1)
Discussion of Review Questions
94(1)
Bibliography
95(2)
Chapter 7: Health Care Malpractice Liability: Trends and Perspectives
97(8)
Documentation Issues
98(1)
Quality and (Liability) Risk Management
99(2)
Professional Liability Insurance Issues
101(1)
Relations between Health Care Professionals and Consulting Legal Counsel
101(2)
Tort Reform Initiatives
103(1)
Summary
104(1)
Review Questions
104(1)
Discussion of Review Questions
104(1)
Bibliography
104(1)
Chapter 8: Anatomy of a Health Care Malpractice Claim/Lawsuit
105(13)
Claim Stage
107(2)
The Legal Process
109(5)
Pretrial Procedures
109(3)
Trial and Appellate Procedures
112(2)
Alternative Dispute Resolution
114(1)
Concurrent Legal, Administrative, and Other Adverse Actions
115(2)
Summary
117(1)
Review Questions
117(1)
Discussion of Review Questions
117(1)
Bibliography 118(1)
Epilogue 119(2)
Glossary 121(8)
Index 129

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