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Whether you represent hospitals, physicians or their patients, this acclaimed text, Hospital Liability analyzes the impact of the latest statutes, regulations, cases and trends. Hospital Liability explores issues such as: HMO liability for medical malpractice; nonmedical liability; liability for negligent ambulance service; state rulings on recovery for the wrongful death of a fetus; informed consent and damages for both disclosed and undisclosed complications; standards for alternative methods of blood conservation and use; punitive damages; reporting and evidence preservation requirements in child abuse and sexual assault cases; pregnancy-related actions; blood services, anesthesia, radiology, surgery, autopsy, and donation liability; hospital liability for the acts of a private physician; the degree to which the hospital owes an independent duty of care to the patient; hospital antitrust liability; the “right to die,” including a discussion of decision-making tools such as “living wills” and durable powers of attorney; liability insurance; and tort reform.
Hospital Liability analyzes theories of liability for the abuse and neglect of nursing home residents. This timely book also includes: coverage of the Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act (EMTALA); a report by the Institute of Medicine on improving the safety of medical treatment; expansion of HMO liability; employment issues for hospitals, including discrimination against disabled persons and sex discrimination; expert testimony on the general practitioner standard of health care; the effect of “AIDS Phobia” on patients and physicians; and the duty of the medical provider to disclose an economic or personal interest in a recommended procedure.
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