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Find out how to recognize departures from standard of care and distinquish errors in clinical judgement with this seven-volume treatise, which provides the medical background you need to handle malpractice cases. Each chapter contains extensive medical information, including standards of care and potential causes of medical malpractice actions.


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VOLUME 1



PART I: EMERGENCY MEDICINE

Chapter 1 Introduction

Chapter 2 Malpractice in the Emergency Room

Chapter 3 Emergency Department: Organization and Regulation

Chapter 4 Stabilization of the Trauma Victim

Chapter 4A Biochemical Aspects of Pain

Chapter 5 Evaluation of Abdominal Pain

Chapter 6 Evaluation of Chest Pain

Chapter 7A Whiplash Injuries--Treatment

Chapter 7 Conditions Causing Respiratory Distress

Chapter 8 Spinal Cord Injuries

Chapter 9 Pediatric Emergency Care

Chapter 10 Case Annotations: Emergency Medicine

Glossary: Emergency Medicine Terms



PART II: ANESTHESIOLOGY

Chapter 11 Malpractice in Anesthesiology

Chapter 12 Anesthesiology: Qualifications and Board Certification

Chapter 13 Drugs Used in General Anesthesia

Chapter 14 The Anesthesia Machine: Mechanical Mishaps

Chapter 15 Preanesthetic Evaluation and Care

Chapter 16 Hazards and Complications of Intubation

Chapter 17 Monitoring Ventilation and Respiration



VOLUME 2



Chapter 18 Monitoring the Cardiovascular System

Chapter 19 Temperature Monitoring During Anesthesia

Chapter 20 Fluid Balance and Replacement

Chapter 21 Termination of Anesthesia, Emergence and Postoperative Surveillance

Chapter 22 Spinal Anesthesia

Chapter 23 Epidural and Caudal Anesthesia, and Peripheral Nerve Blocks

Chapter 24 Brain Damage Associated with Anesthesia

Chapter 25--29 [Reserved]

Chapter 30 Case Annotations: Anesthesiology

Glossary: Anesthesiology Terms



PART III: SURGERY

Chapter 31 Malpractice in Surgery

Chapter 32 General Surgery: Qualifications and Board Certification

Chapter 33 Gallbladder and Bile Duct Surgery

Chapter 34 Surgery of the Pancreas

Chapter 35 Kidney Surgery

Chapter 36 Vasectomy

Chapter 37 Appendectomy

Chapter 38 Intestinal Surgery: Errors, Injuries, and Complications

Chapter 39 Repair of Hernias: Groin, Diaphragmatic, Abdominal, et al.

Chapter 40 Laparoscopic Surgery

Chapter 41 Dental/Oral Surgery



VOLUME 3



Chapter 42 Breast Disease and Surgery

Chapter 43 Hand Surgery

Chapter 44 Infections that Complicate Surgery

Chapter 45 Hospital Infections

Chapter 46 Neck Surgery: Thyroid, Parathyroid and Parotid Glands

Chapter 47 Cardiac Surgery

Chapter 47A Myocardial Infarction

Chapter 48 Surgery for Arterial Vascular Disease: Complications and Technical Errors

Chapter 48A Venous Thrombosis

Chapter 49 Aortic Aneurysms

Chapter 49A Pulmonary Embolism

Chapter 50 Case Annotations: Surgery

Glossary: Surgery Terms



PART IV: ORTHOPEDICS

Chapter 51 Malpractice in Orthopedics

Chapter 52 Orthopedic Surgery: Qualifications and Board Certification

Chapter 53 Casts, Traction and Orthopedic Appliances: Errors in Application and Complications

Chapter 54 Internal and External Fixation Devices: Complications and Errors in Technique

Chapter 55 Total Joint Replacements

Chapter 55A Total Hip Replacement



VOLUME 4



Chapter 56 Orthopedic Infections

Chapter 57 Vascular Injuries, Compartment Syndromes and Other Circulatory Complications

Chapter 58 Peripheral Nerve Injuries and Pain Syndromes

Chapter 58A Complex Regional Pain Syndromes

Chapter 59 Decubitus Ulcers (Pressure Sores)

Chapter 60 Hip Surgery

Chapter 61 Arthroscopic Surgery

Chapter 62 [Reserved]

Chapter 63 Chiropractic: An Overview

Chapter 64 Case Annotations: Orthopedics

Glossary: Orthopedics Terms



PART V: NEUROLOGY AND NEUROSURGERY

Chapter 65 Malpractice in Neurology and Neurosurgery

Chapter 66 Neurology and Neurosurgery: Qualifications and Board Certification

Chapter 67 Head and Neck Injuries

Chapter 67A Cerebrovascular Disease

Chapter 68 Infections of the Central Nervous System

Chapter 69 Hydrocephalus

Chapter 70 Spinal Surgery

Chapter 71 Stereotactic Neurosurgery

Chapter 72 The Neurological Examination

Chapter 73 Sequelae of Head Injuries

Chapter 74 Medical Treatment of Acute Head Injuries

Chapter 75--77 [Reserved]

Chapter 78 Case Annotations: Neurology and Neurosurgery

Glossary: Neurology and Neurosurgery Terms



PART VI: PSYCHIATRY

Chapter 79 Malpractice in Psychiatry

Chapter 80 Psychiatry: Qualifications and Board Certification

Chapter 81 Faulty Assessment and Management of Suicidal Intent

Chapter 82 Faulty Assessment and Management of Homicidal Intent

Chapter 83 Drug Therapy in Psychiatric Disorders



VOLUME 5



Chapter 84 Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT)

Chapter 85 [Reserved]

Chapter 86 Case Annotations: Psychiatry

Glossary: Psychiatry Terms



PART VII: OBSTETRICS AND GYNECOLOGY

Chapter 87 Malpractice in Obstetrics and Gynecology

Chapter 88 Obstetrics and Gynecology: Qualifications and Responsibilities

Chapter 89 Oral Contraceptives and Intrauterine Devices

Chapter 90 Hysterectomy

Chapter 91 Pelvic Inflammatory Disease and Ovarian Cysts

Chapter 91A Toxic Shock Syndrome

Chapter 92 Treatment of Infertility

Chapter 93 Tubal Ligation

Chapter 94 High-Risk Pregnancy

Chapter 95 Diagnosis of Pregnancy

Chapter 96 Abortion

Chapter 97 Ectopic Pregnancy

Chapter 98 Prenatal Care

Chapter 99 [Reserved]

Chapter 100 Hypertensive Disorders of Pregnancy

Chapter 101 Prematurity and Postmaturity

Chapter 102 The Conduct of Labor

Chapter 103 Delivery and Fetal Extraction Procedures

Chapter 103A Shoulder Dystocia and Obstetric Brachial Plexus Palsy

Chapter 104 Intrapartum Fetal Distress

Chapter 105 Breech Presentations

Chapter 106 Cesarean Section

Chapter 107 Postpartum Hemorrhage, Infection and Maternal Injuries

Chapter 108 Birth Defects: Prevention, Detection and Treatment

Chapter 109--119 [Reserved]



VOLUME 6



Chapter 120 Case Annotations: Obstetrics and Gynecology

Glossary: Obstetrics and Gynecology Terms



PART VIII: NEONATOLOGY

Chapter 121 Malpractice in Neonatology

Chapter 122 Neonatology: Qualifications and Board Certification

Chapter 123 Routine Neonatal Care and Screening

Chapter 124 Resuscitation of the Depressed Neonate

Chapter 125 Critical Care: Respiratory Therapy

Chapter 126 Neonatal Jaundice

Chapter 126A Rh Factor and Hemolytic Disease of the Newborn

Chapter 127 Critical Care: Specialized Feeding Techniques

Chapter 128 Neurologic Disorders in the Neonate

Chapter 129 Shaken-Baby Syndrome

Chapter 129A Child Abuse

Chapter 129B Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)

Chapter 130 Case Annotations: Neonatology

Chapter 131 Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

Glossary: Neonatology Terms

Chapter 132--150 [Reserved]



PART IX: [RESERVED]



PART X: [RESERVED]



PART XI: PLASTIC SURGERY


Chapter 151 Malpractice in Plastic Surgery

Chapter 152 Plastic Surgery: Qualifications and Board Certification

Chapter 153 Face-Lifts and Adjuvant Procedures

Chapter 154 Brow-Lift and Blepharoplasty

Chapter 155 Rhinoplasty

Chapter 156 Breast Reconstruction, Augmentation and Reduction

Chapter 157 Body Sculpting

Chapter 158 An Overview of Bariatric Surgery

Chapter 159 Cosmetic Skin Surgery

Chapter 160 Case Annotations: Plastic Surgery

Glossary: Plastic Surgery Terms



VOLUME 7



PART XII: ONCOLOGY

Chapter 161 Malpractice in Oncology

Chapter 162 Oncology: Qualifications and Board Certification

Chapter 163 Radiation Errors and Complications in Cancer Care

Chapter 163A Mammography

Chapter 164 Complications of Cancer Chemotherapy

Chapter 165 Cancer of the Colon, Rectum, Anus, and Appendix

Chapter 166 Skin Cancer

Chapter 167 Bone Cancer

Chapter 168 Cancer of the Cervix

Chapter 169 Lung Cancer

Chapter 169A Prostate Cancer

Chapter 169B Cancer in Children

Chapter 170 Case Annotations: Oncology

Glossary: Oncology Terms



PART XIII: OPHTHALMOLOGY

Chapter 171 Malpractice on Ophthalmology

Chapter 172 Ophthalmology: Qualifications and Board Certification

Chapter 173 Cataracts

Chapter 174 Glaucoma

Chapter 175 Retinopathy of Prematurity

Chapter 176 Penetrating Injuries to the Eye

Chapter 176A Occupational Eye Injuries and Burns

Chapter 177 Laser Eye Surgery

Chapter 178 Corneal Transplantation and Replacement

Chapter 179 Macular Degeneration

Chapter 180 Case Annotations: Ophthalmology

Glossary: Ophthalmology Terms

INDEX