Medico-Legal Issues in Infectious Diseases

Guide For Physicians

  • I.W.¬†Fong

Part of the Emerging Infectious Diseases of the 21st Century book series (EIDC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
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      Pages 3-17
  3. Issues in the Emergency Department

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 19-19
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      Pages 21-37
  4. Assortment of Medical Liabilities

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 79-79
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      Pages 81-97
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      Pages 99-116
  5. Surgical Disciplines

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 153-153
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      Pages 155-181
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      Pages 183-198
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      Pages 199-215
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      Pages 217-232
    6. I. W. Fong
      Pages 249-263
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 265-291

About this book


Despite the fact that most physicians will encounter medical litigation at some point in their careers, they have few resources for navigating through legal issues within the body of medical literature. With this in mind, this volume provides guidance to physicians and researchers.

 As the latest in the Emerging Infectious Diseases of the 21st Century series, it gives case scenarios in the format of problem-solving challenges faced by physicians in various practices and subspecialties. It covers topics including issues in the surgical and neurosurgical disciplines, obstetrics and gynecological infections, skin/soft tissue conditions, fevers, and complications related to HIV. It also gives information medical liability laws around the world.

Rather than encourage defensive medical practice, this book provides information on administering better care and being honest and fair with patients when addressing inevitable mistakes. It is a must for all practicing physicians.

Authors and affiliations

  • I.W.¬†Fong
    • 1
  1. 1.Room 4179 CC, St. Michael's HospitalUniversity of TorontoTorontoCanada

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2011
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4419-8052-6
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4419-8053-3
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