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Title Lessons from medicolegal cases in obstetrics and gynaecology : improving clinical practice / edited by Swati Jha, Eloise Power
Published Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2022


Description 1 online resource (xiv, 365 pages) : illustrations
Contents Recent trends in clinical negligence claims in England / John Mead -- From complaint to litigation From complaint to litigation / Eloise Power -- Being a medicolegal expert and report writing / Swati Jha -- Consent : Legal and clinical implications / James Badenoch -- Prenatal diagnosis and wrongful birth / David Howe -- Obstetric perineal trauma / Abdul H. Sultan -- Medical disorders of pregnancy / Kara Dent -- Fetal growth restriction and unexplained stillbirth / Emma Ferriman -- Fetal monitoring and the challenges of identifying the fetus at risk of intrapartum hypoxia / Emma Ferriman -- Shoulder dystocia / Tim Draycott -- Obstetric haemorrhage and retained products of conception / Andrew Farkas -- Infection and sepsis in pregnancy / Adam Gornall -- Caesarean section including uterine rupture and full dilatation caesarean deliveries / Emma Ferriman -- Assisted vaginal Birth / Jo Crofts -- Breech presentation and delivery / Myles Taylor -- Multiple pregnancy / Mark Kilby -- The cervix : The nemesis of O & G / Janesh K. Gupta -- Hysterectomy for HMB / Janesh K. Gupta -- Endometriosis / Alfred Cutner -- Miscarriage and ectopic pregnancy / Stephen Porter -- Ovarian surgery, menopause hormone therapy and contraception raception / Peter O'Donovan, Charles O'Donovan -- Incontinence surgery and bladder care / Swati Jha -- Vaginal Prolapse / Ian Currie -- Subfertility and assisted conception / Raj Mathur -- Gynaecological precancer / John Murdoch -- Gynaecological malignancy / Helen Bolton, Anastasia Georgiou
Summary Obstetrics and gynaecology is the biggest area of medical litigation, with compensation pay-outs exceeding the rest of medicine combined. Many specialists working in the field will be sued over their professional lifetime - having an increased awareness of past cases and their implications will reduce the risk of future litigation. Using landmark cases in the field, this book covers scenarios such as multiple pregnancy, hysterectomy and breech delivery, describing factors that have led to litigation. Chapters are structured clearly, beginning with case commentaries detailing both a successful and unsuccessful claim. This section is followed by legal commentary explaining the relevant laws and the verdict, finally giving a clinical commentary provided by experts in the field which focuses on best practice to avoid litigation. Edited by an accredited expert witness in the field and a barrister specialising in medical law, this is an invaluable resource for clinicians and lawyers alike
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on May 05, 2022)
Subject Obstetrics -- England -- Case studies
Forensic obstetrics -- England
Obstetrics -- Law and legislation -- England
Gynecology -- England -- Case studies
Forensic gynecology -- England
Gynecology -- Law and legislation -- England
Obstetrics -- legislation & jurisprudence.
Malpractice -- legislation & jurisprudence.
Gynecology -- legislation & jurisprudence.
Obstetric Surgical Procedures -- legislation & jurisprudence.
Gynecologic Surgical Procedures -- legislation & jurisprudence.
Forensic gynecology.
Forensic obstetrics.
Gynecology -- Law and legislation.
Obstetrics -- Law and legislation.
SUBJECT England.
Subject England.
Form Electronic book
Author Jha, Swati, editor.
Power, Eloise, editor.
LC no. 2021048087
ISBN 9781108993388