Hospital Liability

Whether you represent hospitals, physicians or their patients, this acclaimed publication analyzes the impact of the latest statutes, regulations, cases and trends.
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ISBN: 9781588522351
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Whether you represent hospitals, physicians or their patients, this acclaimed publication 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; hospital liability for an infant's injuries in a delayed C-section; 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 as well as the use of class action lawsuits to improve conditions.

This timely book also includes coverage of: Modified Uniform Rights of the Terminally Ill Act for removal of life support, nutrition and hydration; 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; whether a defendant can be his own expert witness; expert testimony on the general practitioner standard of health care; Good Samaritan statutes and medical emergencies; 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.

Table of Contents


Chapter 1: Hospital Organizational Structure

Chapter 2: Immunity

Chapter 3: Hospital Tortious Liability

Chapter 4: Standard of Care

Chapter 5: Hospital Professional Liability Insurance

Chapter 6: Admission and Emergency Treatment

Chapter 7: Nosocomial Infections

Chapter 8: Equipment Related Patient Injuries

Chapter 9: Discharge, Transfer and Referral

Chapter 10:
Particular Hospital Services

Chapter 11: Nursing

Chapter 11A: The Hospital Pharmacy

Chapter 12: Informed Consent

Chapter 13: Refusal of Treatment

Chapter 14: Patient Medical Records

Chapter 15: Hospital Accreditation and Review Organizations

Chapter 16: Hospital Liability for Employment Law Violations

Chapter 17: HMO Liability for Medical Malpractice

Chapter 17A: Telemedicine

Chapter 18: Environmental Hazards

Chapter 19: Nonmedical Liability

Chapter 20: Nursing Home Civil Liability

Chapter 21: Disaster Preparedness