Preface.- General Principles.- Complaints related to the head.- Conditions of the skin/soft tissue in the ER.- Litigation in infections of Obstetrics & Gynecology.- Looking Beyond the Obvious.- Failure to counsel can lead to litigation.- Litigations for unexpected adverse events.- Orthopedic complications.- Neurosurgical medico-legal issues.- Litigations in General Surgery.- Litigation for infection in plastic surgery.- Litigations for HIV-related complications.- Overview of medico-legal issues.- Index.
The aim of this book is not to encourage defensive medical practice, but to help provide better, optimum care to patients and to be forth right and honest to our dear customers about our inevitable mistakes.
This book will focus on clinical issues facing physicians in different settings (which can lead to malpractice), and the best approach to use to avoid litigations, and practice good medicine.
Helps provide some guide to physicians dealing with a variety of infections to avoid pitfalls in diagnosis and management that often predispose litigations
Gives case scenarios in the format of problem-solving challenges faced by physicians in various practices and subspecialties
Helps provide better, optimum care to patients and encourages honesty and fairness with our patients when addressing our inevitable mistakes