Medical Law Perspectives Experts Guide: Special Combined 2012 & 2013 Edition

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The Experts Guide is a compilation of guidance by the experts in the Medical Law Perspectives reports including a MacArthur 'Genius' Award recipient, top practicing attorneys, renowned physicians and surgeons, experts who are both physicians and attorneys, law and medicine university professors, corporate counsel, government officials, national association representatives, and many others.

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As an example, in the July 2012 MLP report, William Marler, talking about Foodborne Illness: When Grabbing a Bite Can Be Deadly, said, in part, “[t]he reality of proving a foodborne interest claim really has everything to do with causation…” Mr. Marler is the nation’s leading foodborne illness attorney, having represented victims of every major foodborne illness outbreak in the U.S.

In the May 2012 MLP report, Matthew J. Mitten, talking about Repeat Brain Trauma that Is More Than a Bump on the Head: Multiple Concussion Injury and Second Impact Syndrome, said, in part, "NFL football clearly is a very aggressive, violent game and players assume the inherent risk of [concussion and other] injury that is part of the game… There is a distinction, though, between inherent risks that players assume and those they do not…” Mr. Mitten is Director of the National Sports Law Institute and the LL.M. Program in Sports Law at Marquette University Law School.

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Table of Contents

Guidance by the Experts
January 2013: Vaccines: An Ounce of Prevention May Lead to a Pound of Injury

February 2013: Emergency Medical Services: Liability and Immunity for Medical Rescue

March 2013: When Cataract Treatment Creates More Harm Than Cure: Malpractice Liability Issues

April 2013: Complementary and Alternative Medicine: Practitioner Liability

May 2013: Drugs, Dosage, and Damage: Physician Liability for Prescribing or Administering Medication

June 2013: Independent Medical Evaluations: Legal Risks and Responsibilities

July 2013: New Hips, New Knees, New Problems: Hip and Knee Replacements

August 2013: Surgical Misidentification: Wrong Site, Wrong Procedure, Wrong Patient

September 2013: Physical Therapy: Rehabilitation Services and Liability Risks

October 2013: Brain Aneurysm and Subarachnoid Hemorrhage: Failure to Diagnose, Delayed Diagnosis, Misdiagnosis

November 2013: Diagnosis and Treatment of Heart Attacks: Liability Issues

December 2013: Thicker Than Water: Liability When Blood Clots Cause Injury or Death

January 2012: Hospital-Acquired Infections: Who Is Liable and Why?

February 2012: The New Oral Contraceptives: Stroke and Other Adverse Event Liability

March 2012: Off-Label Use of Prescriptions: When is this Medical Malpractice? Is the Pharmaceutical Company Liable for Overpromotion?

April 2012: Using Medical Devices Off-Label: False Claims, Overpromotion, Malpractice, and Other Dangerous Territory

May 2012: Repeat Brain Trauma That Is More Than a Bump on the Head: Multiple Concussion Injury and Second Impact Syndrome

June 2012: Too Much, Too Little, Too Late: Injuries from Delays and Failures to Perform CT Scans or Overexposure to Radiation

July 2012: Foodborne Illness: When Grabbing a Bite Can Be Deadly

August 2012: Anesthesiology Errors: Complications, Malpractice, and Catastrophe

September 2012: Cosmetic Surgery Gone Wrong: High Hopes Meet Unexpected Results

October 2012: Mistakes in Diagnosing Cancer: Liability Concerns for Misdiagnosis, Failure to Diagnose, and Delayed Diagnosis

November 2012: Liability for Electronic and Other Medical Record Information Disclosure

December 2012: When Urgency Leads to Errors: Liability for Emergency Care

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