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Author Phillips, Andrew Fulton.

Title Medical negligence law : seeking a balance / Andrew Fulton Phillips
Published Aldershot, England ; Brookfield, Vt. : Dartmouth, [1997]


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Description vii, 235 pages ; 24 cm
Series Medico-legal series
Medico-legal series.
Contents 1. Issues and Themes -- 2. Current Techniques: Principles of Liability in Negligence -- 3. Current Techniques: Some Aspects of Medical Negligence Litigation in Context -- 4. Current Techniques: Some Non-tort Factors -- 5. Current Techniques: Deficiencies -- 6. New Techniques and Approaches -- 7. Possible Worlds -- 8. Conclusions
Summary Medical Negligence Law: Seeking a Balance has two main aims. One is to explain how the law of medical negligence operates in the UK, written in such a way as to provide a compact and accessible summary of the main legal principles (including the criminal law and professional discipline) not only for lawyers but also for doctors, healthcare professionals, administrators, managers and students of these disciplines. The second aim is to analyse the operation of the law and identify areas and aims for which improvements are needed. Options for reform are canvassed, and suggestions put forward to implement the aims which the legal system should strive to embody. Themes include the imbalance of the law towards individuals' liability, the law's unsophisticated approach to medical accidents, the adversarial system, and the separation of accountability and compensation
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Medical personnel -- Malpractice -- Great Britain.
LC no. 96032164
ISBN 1855216434 (hb)