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Courtroom Medicine: Pain and Suffering

Includes medical explanation of all forms of pain, as well as its treatments; also chapters on psychological consequences of pain and loss of enjoyment of life.
Publisher: Matthew Bender
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•  Every anatomic site, source and condition associated with pain
•  Every Examination of expert medico-legal witnesses; legal aspects of recovery for pain and suffering; recovery for loss of enjoyment of life
•  Every Psychiatric aspects of pain
•  Every Chronic pain syndromes
•  Every Methods of treating pain syndromes
•  Every Basic principles for proof and securing proper compensation
•  Every Annotations on major legal issues
•  Every Bibliography, glossary, aphorisms and index

First published in 1968.

4 Volumes, looseleaf; updated 2 times a year with revisions and supplements.


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Table of Contents

PART 1 PAIN AND SUFFERING IN THE COURTROOM

Chapter 1 Techniques of Converting Medical Evidence Into Courtroom Proof



PART 2 BASIC MEDICAL CONSIDERATIONS

Chapter 2 Definitions of Pain and Suffering

Chapter 3 Reserved

Chapter 4 The Nervous System

Chapter 5 The Anatomy and Neurophysiology of Pain

Chapter 5A Biochemical Aspects of Pain

Chapter 6 Pathologically Altered Pain States

Chapter 7 Referred Pain

Chapter 8 Reserved

Chapter 9 Superficial and Deep Pain

Chapter 10-11 Reserved

Chapter 12 Intensity of Pain

Chapter 13 Pain From Muscles, Bones and Associated Structures

Chapter 13A Myofascial and Fibromyalgia Syndromes

Chapter 14 Pain from the Joints

Chapter 14A Pain from Connective Tissue Diseases

Chapter 14B Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis

Chapter 15 Pain from Peripheral Nerves and Roots

Chapter 15A Mechanisms of Cervical Nerve Root Irritations (Cervical Radiculopathy)

Chapter 16 Pain from the Central Nervous System (Central Pain)

Chapter 16A Central Nervous System Infections

Chapter 17 Complex Regional Pain Syndromes

Chapter 17A Parkinson’s Disease

Chapter 17B Trigeminal Nerve Pain (Tic Douloureux)

Chapter 17C Anemia

Chapter 18 Post-Amputative and Phantom Limb Pain

Chapter 19 Pain from the Vasculature System

Chapter 20 Reserved

Chapter 20A Pain from Pulmonary Diseases

Chapter 21 Headache and Other Head Pain

Chapter 22 Treatment of Pain

Chapter 22A Pain Clinics: Methods of Care

Chapter 23 Pharmaceutical Agents in Pain Relief

Chapter 24 Psychotherapy for Pain Relief

Chapter 25 Physical Methods for Pain Relief

Chapter 26 Neurosurgical Relief of Pain

Chapter 27 Local Anesthesia in the Diagnosis and Management of Pain

Chapter 27A Acupuncture

Chapter 27B Self-Administered Pain Relief

Chapter 27C Psychiatric Aspects of Pain

Chapter 28 Psychoneurosis and Psychogenic Pain

Chapter 28A Psychiatric and Psychosocial Aspects of Chronic Pain Syndromes

Chapter 28B Pain and Painful Syndromes

Chapter 29 Psychoneurosis and Pain

Chapter 29A Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Chapter 30 Malingering and Pain

Chapter 31 Pain in Persons Who Are Psychosocially Depressed

Chapter 32 Psychosis and Pain

Chapter 33 Pyschological Aspect of Disfigurement

Chapter 34 Somatoform, Somatization and Conversion Disorder

Chapter 34A Psychological Factors Affecting Physical Condition

Chapter 34B Personality and Behavioral Changes Following Trauma

Chapter 35 Facial and Dental Pain

Chapter 35A Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Disorders

Chapter 35B Nose and Throat Pain

Chapter 36 Neck, Shoulder, Arm and Hand Pain

Chapter 36A Emotional Aspects of Whiplash Injuries

Chapter 37 Chest Pain

Chapter 37A Cardiovascular Diseases and Disorders in Women

Chapter 38 Abdominal Pain

Chapter 39 Pain in the Pelvis, External Genitalia and Anorectal Zone

Chapter 40 Low Back Pain

Chapter 40A Adverse Reactions to Low Back Pain Medications

Chapter 40B Ankylosing Spondylitis

Chapter 40C Traumatic Arthritis

Chapter 41 Pain in the Hips, Legs, Ankles and Feet

Chapter 42 Postoperative Pain

Chapter 43 Cancer Pain

Chapter 43A Pain in patients with AIDS (Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome)

Chapter 43B Alternative Therapies for Cancer

Chapter 44 Changes in Sexuality Associated with Chronic Pain

Chapter 45 Special Features of Pain in Children

Chapter 45A Special Features of Pain in the Elderly

Chapter 45B Alzheimer’s Disease

Chapter 46 Pain and Suffering due to Toxic Exposure

Chapter 47 Ocular Pain

Chapter 48 Child Abuse

Chapter 49 Reserved

Chapter 50 Head Pain Following Trauma

Chapter 50A Traumatic and Non-Traumatic Epilepsy

Chapter 51 Burns

Chapter 52 Injuries of the Spinal Cord

Chapter 52A Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (Lou Gehrig’s Disease)

Chapter 52B Differential Diagnosis in Low Back Pain

Chapter 52C Rehabilitation of Patients with Spinal Cord Injury

Chapter 52D Tumors of the Spine

Chapter 53 Repetitive Motion Disorders of the Upper Extremity

Chapter 53A Crush Injuries of the Upper Extremity

Chapter 54 Pain from Fractures and Related Injuries

Chapter 55 The Neurological Examination

Chapter 56 Congenital Anomalies

Chapters 57-59 Reserved

Chapter 60 Acute Renal Failure (ARF) Following Generalized Trauma

Chapters 61-63 Reserved

Chapter 64 Incontinence

Chapters 65-66 Reserved

Chapter 67 Overview of Genitourinary Injuries

Chapter 68 The Large Intestine

Chapter 69 Reserved

Chapter 70 Injuries to the Heart

Chapter 71 Chest Injuries

Chapters 72-99 Reserved

Chapter 100 Summary and Overview

Chapters 101-109 Reserved

Chapter 110 Aphorisms

Chapters 111-117 Reserved

Chapter 118 Analysis of Physical Examination Records

Chapter 119 Interpreting Medical Records

Chapter 120 Legal Aspects of Recovery for Pain and Suffering

Chapter 121 Loss of Enjoyment of Life

Chapter 122 Using Demonstrative Evidence

Chapter 123 Evaluation of Disability



PART 3 MEDICO-LEGAL ANNOTATIONS

Cases Involving Specific Injuries

Damages Awards Chart

Glossary of Pertinent Medical Terms

Medical Bibliography

Legal Bibliography

Index