European University Institute Library

Lessons from medicolegal cases in obstetrics and gynaecology, improving clinical practice, edited by Swati Jha, Eloise Power

Obstetrics and gynaecology is the biggest area of medical litigation, with compensation pay-outs exceeding the rest of medicine combined. Many specialists working in the field will be sued over their professional lifetime - having an increased awareness of past cases and their implications will reduce the risk of future litigation. Using landmark cases in the field, this book covers scenarios such as multiple pregnancy, hysterectomy and breech delivery, describing factors that have led to litigation. Chapters are structured clearly, beginning with case commentaries detailing both a successful and unsuccessful claim. This section is followed by legal commentary explaining the relevant laws and the verdict, finally giving a clinical commentary provided by experts in the field which focuses on best practice to avoid litigation. Edited by an accredited expert witness in the field and a barrister specialising in medical law, this is an invaluable resource for clinicians and lawyers alike.--, Provided by publisher
Table Of Contents
Recent trends in clinical negligence claims in England / John Mead -- From complaint to litigation From complaint to litigation / Eloise Power -- Being a medicolegal expert and report writing / Swati Jha -- Consent : Legal and clinical implications / James Badenoch -- Prenatal diagnosis and wrongful birth / David Howe -- Obstetric perineal trauma / Abdul H. Sultan -- Medical disorders of pregnancy / Kara Dent -- Fetal growth restriction and unexplained stillbirth / Emma Ferriman -- Fetal monitoring and the challenges of identifying the fetus at risk of intrapartum hypoxia / Emma Ferriman -- Shoulder dystocia / Tim Draycott -- Obstetric haemorrhage and retained products of conception / Andrew Farkas -- Infection and sepsis in pregnancy / Adam Gornall -- Caesarean section including uterine rupture and full dilatation caesarean deliveries / Emma Ferriman -- Assisted vaginal Birth / Jo Crofts -- Breech presentation and delivery / Myles Taylor -- Multiple pregnancy / Mark Kilby -- The cervix : The nemesis of O & G / Janesh K. Gupta -- Hysterectomy for HMB / Janesh K. Gupta -- Endometriosis / Alfred Cutner -- Miscarriage and ectopic pregnancy / Stephen Porter -- Ovarian surgery, menopause hormone therapy and contraception raception / Peter O'Donovan, Charles O'Donovan -- Incontinence surgery and bladder care / Swati Jha -- Vaginal Prolapse / Ian Currie -- Subfertility and assisted conception / Raj Mathur -- Gynaecological precancer / John Murdoch -- Gynaecological malignancy / Helen Bolton, Anastasia Georgiou
Literary Form
non fiction
Physical Description
1 online resource (xiv, 365 pages), digital, PDF file(s).
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