Books for Pathologists
Law / Malpractice
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Dermatology Books: cosmetic dermoscopy general infectious pediatric surgery tumors
Anderson: Medical Malpractice: A Physician's Sourcebook
By Richard Anderson
2004, 321 pages, $75 list
A comprehensive presentation of the origin, nature, and ramifications of the medical malpractice litigation crisis, as well as possible solutions and alternatives to the current troubled system. The authors focus on the clinical face of litigation from the perspective of the practicing physician in a variety of specialties, ranging from family and emergency medicine to anesthesiology, obstetrics, gynecology, and plastic surgery. Special consideration is given to breast cancer and Pap smear litigation, risk management for the family physician, the emerging significance of e-medicine, and the importance of effective patient communication. Additional legal chapters examine the litigation process itself, offering insight into winning medical malpractice lawsuits, the role of the physician as expert witness or defendant, the process of discovery and deposition, and how a plaintiff's attorney views risk reduction. For public policy debate, the authors spell out the case for legal reform, suggest changes in medical-legal jurisprudence that can be of immediate benefit, and reflect on the broader problems of our entire health care system and its interface with law and public policy.
Anthony: Diagnostic Pitfalls in Histopathology and Cytopathology Practice
By Peter Anthony
2002, 184 pages, $117 list
In the light of increased awareness of the legal as well as clinical implications of misdiagnosis of pathological specimens, this book provides the trainee and practising histo- and cytopathologist with a comprehensive review of the potential pitfalls encountered in a number of key diagnostic areas (cervical screening, breast cancer screening, pigmented lesions of the skin, lymphoproliferative disease, disease of the gastrointestinal tract and disease of the genito-urinary system). Each chapter has been written by a recognised expert in the organ or organ system concerned and, with the aid of full colour histo- and cytopathological specimens throughout, outlines the most important diagnostic and differential diagnostic features and indicates not only where confident diagnosis can sometimes prove problematic, but also how best to avoid these potential pitfalls in the first instance.
Boumil: Medical Liability in a Nutshell
By Marcia Boumil
2011, 416 pages, $39 list
Reliable source on medical liability law. Written by experts in the field, this Nutshell offers insight on establishing professional relationships and examines negligence-based claims, intentional torts, causation, damages, affirmative defenses, limitations, immunities, and liabilities. It also provides an overview of medical care liability issues affecting hospitals and managed care organizations.
Brenner: How to Survive a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit
By Ilene Brenner
2010, 176 pages, $47 list
Getting sued for medical malpractice is one of the most traumatic events of a physician's career. This text will guide doctors and physicians through the process from the moment they receive a summons until the after-trial appeal process.
Davis: Pathology and Law
By Gregory Davis
2004, 237 pages, $70 list
Almost all pathologists face legal issues when dealing with the specimens they work with on a day-to-day basis, whether it involves quality control and assurance in handling the specimens, facing the possibility of malpractice suits, or serving as an expert witness in a trial. Written in an easy to read, conversational tone, with a dose of good humor, this book fills the need for a handbook that discusses the full spectrum of legal issues that many pathologists face, written from a pathologist's point of view. Organized in 12 user-friendly chapters, the book begins with a comparison of Law and Medicine and explains the basics of the American Legal System. It continues with discussions of the impact of law on the practice of pathology, including such topics as specimens with potential legal implications, the controversy of saving organs for teaching, procuring and saving specimens for toxicology testing and DNA confirmation in identity testing. A must-have section on malpractice suits covers reasons why patients sue, what to do if sued, and reducing the chance of being sued. The author addresses expert witness testimony, including how to be an expert witness, conflicts of interest, conduct in a courtroom, what to say and what not to say. Quality control and assurance as it applies to the pathologist is also discussed. Legal implications for the information age, including the use of internet and e-mail with regard to patient confidentiality is discussed in detail. Case samples are scattered throughout the text to illustrate the principles discussed. Every term is defined in the glossary.
Friedman: Medical Malpractice
By Nathaniel Friedman
2012, 176 pages, $17 list
A Lawyer's Guide to Successful Malpractice Litigation. In using this volume, keep in mind that it is a general view of what it is to be anticipated in prosecuting a medical malpractice case.
Sloan: Medical Malpractice
By Frank Sloan
2010, 472 pages, $21 list
Most experts would agree that the current medical malpractice system in the United States does not work effectively either to compensate victims fairly or prevent injuries caused by medical errors. Policy responses to a series of medical malpractice crises have not resulted in effective reform and have not altered the fundamental incentives of the stakeholders. In Medical Malpractice, economist Frank Sloan and lawyer Lindsey Chepke examine the U.S. medical malpractice process from legal, medical, economic, and insurance perspectives, analyze past efforts at reform, and offer realistic, achievable policy recommendations. They review the considerable empirical evidence in a balanced fashion and assess objectively what works in the current system and what does not. Sloan and Chepke argue that the complexity of medical malpractice stems largely from the interaction of the four discrete markets that determine outcomes--legal, medical malpractice insurance, medical care, and government activity. After describing what the evidence shows about the functioning of medical malpractice, types of defensive medicine, and the effects of past reforms, they examine such topics as scheduling damages as an alternative to flat caps, jury behavior, health courts, incentives to prevent medical errors, insurance regulation, reinsurance, no-fault insurance, and suggestions for future reforms. Medical Malpractice is the most comprehensive treatment of malpractice available, integrating findings from several different areas of research and describing them accessibly in nontechnical language. It will be an essential reference for anyone interested in medical malpractice.
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