A Practical Guide to Medical Negligence Litigation

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A Practical Guide to Medical Negligence Litigation

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A Practical Guide to Medical Negligence Litigation covers the lifetime of a High Court medical negligence action from first contact with a client through to plenary hearing, settlement and mediation including inquests.

This practical guide to procedural steps that must be taken cites all relevant case law and statutes including the Rules of the Superior Courts, the Civil Liability and Courts Acts 2004, the various statutory instruments and Coroners Act.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 The Legal Principles for Establishing Medical Negligence
Chapter 2 Causation in Medical Negligence Claims
Chapter 3 Loss of Chance
Chapter 4 Informed Consent
Chapter 5 Assimilating Essential Factual Information
Chapter 6 Inquests into Hospital Deaths
Chapter 7 Are There Reasonable Grounds to Pursue a Claim?
Chapter 8 Statute of Limitations and its Impact on Medical Negligence Litigation
Chapter 9 Delay in Commencing Proceedings
Chapter 10 Commencement of Proceedings (Pleadings, Parties and Preparations for Trial)
Chapter 11 Discovery in Medical Negligence Actions
Chapter 12 Briefing Medical Experts
Chapter 13 Medical Records
Chapter 14 Formulating the Claim for Damages in Serious/Catastrophic Injury Cases
Chapter 15 Life Expectancy Issues
Chapter 16 Structured Settlements, Periodic Payment Orders
Chapter 17 Birth Injury Litigation
Chapter 18 Medical Negligence Litigation: Reform Proposals
Appendix – Precedents
Mismanagement of Labour Resulting In Cerebral Palsy
Delay in Diagnosis of Breast Cancer
Orthopaedic Negligence Mistreatment of a Fracture

Product details

Published 30 May 2016
Format Ebook (Epub & Mobi)
Edition 1st
Extent 368
ISBN 9781784510596
Imprint Bloomsbury Professional
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

About the contributors


Michael Boylan

Michael Boylan Founding Partner of Michael Boylan…