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Hospital Liability

Hospital Liability
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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.

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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



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 Liability



Glossary

Index