What doctors, patients, and hospitals should know
The title Medical Negligence is sufficient to illustrate the contents of the book which helps retain knowledge and information about the field of Medicine and Health Science. The author gives an introductory note on several important medical specialities, with relevant case laws in, as many as, 37 chapters which are categorized into five sections. The book covers several important subjects such as the doctor-patient relationship, salient features of the Consumer Protection Act, the concept of medical negligence – civil and criminal, the importance of valid informed consent and the principle of res ipsa loquitur, etc. The chapters on almost every branch of Medicine and Surgery contain a wealth of up-to-date information on the current scientific understanding of the subject, which intends to present medical malpractice in the larger context of the admirable advances in medicine and which have made life much safer and better in the last few decades. The book contains detailed guidelines for doctors, patients, and hospitals in three different chapters with a concluding chapter on Medical Insurance. The book is written in a lucid style that can be understood not only by physicians and lawyers but also by the public.