A Practitioner's Guide to Hospital Liability

    By James T O'Reilly et al.

    A Practitioner's Guide to Hospital Liability

    A Practitioner's Guide to Hospital Liability

    By James T O'Reilly et al.

    Beginning with the foundations of how hospitals are organized, how their duty of care is established, and what the cause of action would be in litigation, this book then deals with liability claims arising out of accidents and negligent acts. It explains the elements of shared supervision and shared responsibility and provides information to use in determining whether a case would be likely to succeed before incurring the costs and difficulties of litigation.
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    The twenty-first century hospital is an extraordinarily complex place. Sometimes, unexpected things happen--some fatal, some injurious, and some infectious. Problems such as these which cause public concerns sometimes result from the cost-savings pressures and could be avoided with proper management. However, each hospital’s decision to reduce staffing or postpone safety device purchases is an economic choice that will have some longer-term consequences.

    A Practitioner's Guide to Hospital Liability begins with the foundations of how hospitals are organized, how their duty of care is established, and what the basics of the cause of action would be in litigation. Unusual cases of intentional acts, such as assault and battery are covered, while most of the book deals with liability claims arising of out accidents and negligent acts. The elements of shared supervision and shared responsibility are thoroughly explained and throughout the book is information for the potential litigator to consider whether a lawsuit would be likely to succeed before incurring the costs and difficulties that litigation carries. Specific topics addressed include:

    • Assault and suicide claims
    • Claims of civil battery
    • Negligent failure to monitor patient's condition
    • Liability for infection
    • Equipment failure including medical device problems
    • Drug-dispensing, medical and laboratory errors
    • Special nutrition issues, and much more

    Product Details

    Authors

    James T O'Reilly, Jolene Jan Sobotka Cole, Philip E Hagan Jr

    Publishers

    ABA Book Publishing

    ISBN

    9781616328542

    Page Count

    335

    Product Code

    5190470

    Trim Size

    6 x 9 Paperback

    Publication Date

    3/1/2011 12:00:00 AM

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