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Clinical Negligence, Fifth Edition remains the only text of its kind to cover both medical and legal aspects of medical negligence. Written by a team of 54 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 updated guidance to make the best possible preparations for an action will find all they need here.

Updates in the fifth edition
Some of the key developments covered in the new edition are:
New funding regime under Legal Aid, Punishment and Sentencing of Offenders Act 2012
Montgomery v Lanarkshire
The Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust Public Inquiry (“Francis Report”)
Sienkievicz v Greif
Bailey v Ministry of Defence on causation
Whetstone v MPS and Woodland v Essex County Council on liability of practices
Privatisation of funding access to justice in clinical negligence
New costs regime (QOWCS) under Civil Procedures Rules
Coroners and Justice Act 2009 and secondary legislation

Easy-to-access structure
The new edition maintains its easy-to-access, two-part structure. The first part, set out in 17 chapters, deals with legal aspects of medical malpractice, including complaints procedures, poor performance and medical professional governance, preparation of medical evidence, settlements and trial. The final 25 chapters in the second part cover the risks associated with particular areas of specialist medical practice.

Previous print edition ISBN: 9781847660756

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 The law
Chapter 2 NHS complaints procedures
Chapter 3 The UK medical defence organisations and the NHS Litigation Authority
Chapter 4 Clinical negligence and human rights
Chapter 5 Compensation schemes
Chapter 6 Funding clinical negligence claims
Chapter 7 The coroner's inquest
Chapter 8 Preparation of medical evidence
Chapter 9 The medical report and duties of the expert witness
Chapter 10 The conduct of proceedings
Chapter 11 Consent
Chapter 12 Limitation of actions
Chapter 13 Product liability for medicinal 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 Endocrinology
Chapter 20 Neurology
Chapter 21 Oncology
Chapter 22 Psychiatry
Chapter 23 Litigation in clinical radiology
Chapter 24 Ophthalmology
Chapter 25 General surgery
Chapter 26 Vascular surgery
Chapter 27 Pain management
Chapter 28 Anaesthesia
Chapter 29 Neurosurgery
Chapter 30 Spinal surgery
Chapter 31 Otorhinolaryngology
Chapter 32 Orthopaedics
Chapter 33 Plastic surgery
Chapter 34 Urological surgery
Chapter 35 Dental surgery
Chapter 36 Obstetrics and gynaecology
Chapter 37 Challenges in paediatric surgery
Chapter 38 Neonatology
Chapter 39 Imaging for perinatal and early childhood neurological problems
Chapter 40 Sport and exercise medicine

Product details

Published 29 Oct 2015
Format Ebook (Epub & Mobi)
Edition 5th
Extent 1900
ISBN 9781780434889
Imprint Bloomsbury Professional
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

About the contributors


Dr Michael Powers KC

Dr Michael Powers KC is leader of the Medical Law…


Anthony Barton

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