Medical Malpractice

Medical Malpractice

by Noah Berlatsky

Paperback(2nd ed.)

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Greenhaven Press's At Issue series provides a wide range of opinions on individual social issues. Each volume focuses on a specific issue and offers a variety of perspectives-eyewitness accounts, governmental views, scientific analysis, newspaper and magazine accounts, and many more-to illuminate the issue. Extensive bibliographies and annotated lists of relevant organizations point to sources for further research. Enhancing critical thinking skills, each At Issue volume is an excellent research tool to help readers understand current social issues and prepare reports.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780737771763
Publisher: Greenhaven Publishing
Publication date: 01/23/2015
Series: At Issue Series: Health
Edition description: 2nd ed.
Pages: 128
Sales rank: 981,259
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 15 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction 7

1 Physicians Have a Justified Fear of Malpractice Lawsuits Evan Levine 10

2 Malpractice Fears Obscure a Crisis in Medical Ethics John Lynch 14

3 Malpractice Caps Ensure Good Care for Patients Nathanial Nolan 20

4 Malpractice Caps Hurt Patients Shirley Svorny 24

5 Malpractice Safe-Harbor Laws Help Doctors and Patients Zeke Emanuel Topher Spiro Maura Calsyn 28

6 Malpractice Safe-Harbor Laws Won't Work Maxwell J. Mehlman 36

7 Thousands of Doctors Practicing Despite Errors, Misconduct Peter Eisler Barbara Hansen 46

8 Feds Shouldn't Meddle with Medical Malpractice Ramesh Ponnuru 60

9 To Avoid Medical Errors, Avoid Hospitals Joseph Mercola 64

10 Medical Malpractice: Why Is It So Hard for Doctors to Apologize? Darshak Sanghavi 74

11 The ACA Will Have a Major Impact on Medical Malpractice Law Alexander C. Davis 89

12 The ACA Will Have a Minor Impact on Medical Malpractice Law Heather Nicole Seigler 100

Organizations to Contact 107

Bibliography 112

Index 117

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