Clinical Negligence

Clinical Negligence

by Dr Michael Powers KC, Anthony Barton
Clinical Negligence

Clinical Negligence

by Dr Michael Powers KC, Anthony Barton

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"The sixth iteration looks fresher than ever ... Fittingly described as 'the single most important source for the practitioner, providing information and guidance on the key aspects of legal and medical practice', this book will not disappoint. Moreover, it benefits from the wisdom of 66 contributing experts on medicine and law." Abigail Ringer, The Law Society Gazette

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:

- Williams v Bermuda Hospitals [2016] UKPC 4 (causation)

- R (on the application of Maughan) v HM Senior Coroner for Oxfordshire [2020] UKSC 46 (suicide in inquests)

- Darnley v Croydon Health Authority [2018] UKSC 50 (duty of care owed by receptionist)

- ABC v St George's Hosp
[2020] EWHC 455 (Huntington's chorea confidentiality)

- Swift v Carpenter
[2020] EWCA Civ 1295 (future accommodation costs)

- Whittington Hospital NHS Trust v XX
[2020] UKSC 14 (damages for surrogacy)

- Khan v Meadows [2021] UKSC 21 (scope of duty of care)

- Nguyen v HM Assistant Coroner for Inner West London [2021] EWHC 3354 (sufficiency of inquiry)

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.

This title is also available as part of Bloomsbury Professional's Clinical Negligence online service.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781526521521
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date: 10/02/2023
Edition description: 6th ed.
Pages: 1608
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.76(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Dr Michael Powers KC, Bencher and advocacy Tutor Trainer, Lincoln's Inn and Fellow and lead examiner, Royal College of Physicians, UK.

Dr Anthony Barton, solicitor (former barrister) and a registered medical practitioner, UK.

Table of Contents

Table of Statutes
Table of Cases
Chapter 1 Clinical Negligence Litigation: the Problem, the Solution - the Future?
Chapter 2 The Law
Chapter 3 Improving Safety, Reducing Harm and Subsequent Claims
Chapter 4 The Role of NHS Resolution
Chapter 5 Human Rights
Chapter 6 Compensation Schemes
Chapter 7 Funding Clinical Negligence Claims
Chapter 8 The Coroner's Inquest
Chapter 9 The Duties of the Expert Witness and the Medical Expert Reporting Process
Chapter 10 The Conduct of Proceedings
Chapter 11 Consent
Chapter 12 Limitation of Actions
Chapter 13 Product Liability for Medical Products
Chapter 14 Damages Awards: Lump Sums and Periodical Payments
Chapter 15 Causation
Chapter 16 Epidemiology and Statistics in Litigation
Chapter 17 Negligence in General Practice
Chapter 18 Emergency Medicine
Chapter 19 Cardiology
Chapter 20 Endocrinology
Chapter 21 Neurology
Chapter 22 Oncology
Chapter 23 Psychiatry
Chapter 24 Litigation in Clinical Radiology
Chapter 25 Ophthalmology
Chapter 26 General Surgery
Chapter 27 Vascular Surgery
Chapter 28 Chronic Pain
Chapter 29 Anaesthesia
Chapter 30 Neurosurgery
Chapter 31 Spinal Surgery
Chapter 32 Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery
Chapter 33 Orthopaedics
Chapter 34 Urological Surgery
Chapter 35 Cardiothoracic Surgery
Chapter 36 Dental Surgery
Chapter 37 Obstetrics
Chapter 38 Gynaecology
Chapter 39 Neonatology
Chapter 40 Imaging for Perinatal and Early Childhood Neurological Problems
Chapter 41 Medicolegal Issues in Haematology

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