Medical Aspects of Personal Injury Litigation

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Personal injury litigation deals not only with sudden accidents (eg, road injuries) but also long-term medical conditions (eg, occupational diseases) and is a growing area of the law. This book provides readers with up-to-date knowledge of the main conditions involved in personal injury litigation, including the natural history of the disorder, prediction of outcome, and disabilities likely to be encountered. The book also considers the role of the expert report from the medical and legal perspectives, and ...
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1997 Hardcover Size: 25 x 17.9 x 2.9 black; Condition clean very good. Isbn 0-632-04176-5, 0632041765. Personal injury litigation, which is concerned with both sudden accidents, ... such as road injuries or injuries at work, and long term medical conditions, such as many occupational diseases, is a growing area of the law. This book provides readers with up-to-date knowledge of the main conditions involved in personal. *****PLEASE NOTE: This item is shipping from an authorized seller in Europe. In the event that a return is necessary, you will be able to return your item within the US. To learn more about our European sellers and policies see the BookQuest FAQ section***** Read more Show Less

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Personal injury litigation deals not only with sudden accidents (eg, road injuries) but also long-term medical conditions (eg, occupational diseases) and is a growing area of the law. This book provides readers with up-to-date knowledge of the main conditions involved in personal injury litigation, including the natural history of the disorder, prediction of outcome, and disabilities likely to be encountered. The book also considers the role of the expert report from the medical and legal perspectives, and quantum of damages considering life expectancy, employment, care requirements, housing and aids.
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Intended for lawyers in the field of personal injury, as well as clinicians acting as medico-legal experts, insurance companies, actuaries, and forensic accountants, this volume serves as a clinical review of the subject of personal injury claims. Introductory chapters review the legal process, discuss preparation of the expert report, and emphasize the value of rehabilitation. The next section covers the more common causes of personal injury: traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, whiplash injury, back injuries and back pain, limb deficiency, neurological disability in childhood, and occupational diseases, including repetitive strain injury. The final section reviews the most important elements in the quantum of damages, including life expectancy, care, equipment and case management, employment, and housing issues. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780632041763
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 12/28/1997
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 417
  • Product dimensions: 7.04 (w) x 9.86 (h) x 1.13 (d)

Table of Contents

Contributors' Biographies
Preface
1 Overview of Litigation 1
2 The Value of Rehabilitation 17
3 The Expert Report and Evidence 47
4 Traumatic Brain Injury 68
5 Spinal Cord Injury 106
6 Whiplash Injury 142
7 Understanding Back Injuries and Back Pain 164
8 Rehabilitation after Limb Deficiency 210
9 Neurological Disability in Childhood 227
10 Occupational Diseases 252
11 Life Expectancy 309
12 Assessment, Care, Equipment and Case Management 330
13 Employment 365
14 Housing Issues 387
Table of Cases 407
Index 409
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