Provides lawyers with the basic fundamentals of modern medical practice and introduces health care professionals to the basics of litigation. The aim is to help both groups achieve their respective goals when a medical case goes to litigation.
Preliminary Information Introduction to Medical Litigation Obtaining Medical Records Deciphering the Contents of Medical Records (including medication references) Medical Research Medical Experts and Consultants Individual Case Scenarios Medical Malpractice Claims Cancer Malpractice Products Liability Claims, Chemical Exposure and Toxic Torts Workers' Compensation Claims Personal Injury Claims The Lawsuit Initiating the Lawsuit Fact Investigation and Discovery Trial Preparation Medicine for Lawyers Introduction to Medicine The Cardiovascular System The Respiratory System The Digestive System The Urogenital System The Endocrine System The Nervous System The Musculoskeletal System Appendix: Medical Abbreviations
RANDINE A. LEWIS is founder and principal of Medicolegal Solutions, a consulting firm in Houston, Texas, that advises attorneys and health care professionals on matters involving medical litigation. She has studied both medicine and law on the postgraduate level and worked in various law firms and health care settings.
?For the reader requiring an organized, step-by-step approach to medical information management in litigation, Randine Lewis dispenses guidance in all facets of the process including medical record acquisition, medical research, record analysis, selection of medical experts, and conduct of the medical lawsuit.?-M.I.M. Reporter, The Quarterly Review of Medical Information Management for Litigation