© 1989

Legal Aspects of Medicine

Including Cardiology, Pulmonary Medicine, and Critical Care Medicine

  • James R. Vevaina
  • Roger C. Bone
  • Edwin Kassoff

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Law in Medicine: An Overview

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Melvin M. Belli Sr.
      Pages 3-8
    3. Herbert Dicker, Jeffrey D. Robertson
      Pages 15-21
    4. Robert S. Asher
      Pages 26-32
    5. James R. Vevaina, Leonard L. Finz
      Pages 33-38
    6. Arnold S. Relman
      Pages 39-41
    7. Michael S. Kaminski, Jeanne H. Pores, Ashifa Bhayani, Joseph A. Pennisi
      Pages 42-50
    8. Charles L. Sprung, Bruce J. Winick
      Pages 61-66
    9. George A. Kanoti
      Pages 74-81
  3. Legal Dimensions of Cardiology, Pulmonary Medicine, and Critical Care Medicine

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 83-83
    2. Roger C. Bone, James R. Vevaina, John R. Dunne
      Pages 85-97
    3. Harold J. C. Swan, James R. Vevaina
      Pages 98-101
    4. Cyril H. Wecht
      Pages 102-111
    5. Edward C. Rosenow III, Scott E. Rosenow
      Pages 112-118
    6. Kenneth L. Mattox, Harold L. Hirsh
      Pages 119-129

About this book


The simple reason for creating this book was my impression that the law is having an increasing impact on the practice of medicine. There is hardly a physician I know who has not been deeply troubled by legal problems professionally, economically, and most important of all, psychologically. The past decade has seen medical practice premiums steadily rising. Multimillion dollar verdicts have not been unusual. Having disregarded these vital issues for many years, physicians have suddenly become very aware of litigation-related problems. Having been interested for a long time in the logic ofthe law and the romance of legal research, I thought it would be useful to create a book that would result in the blending of great minds in law and medicine. It has been my long­ standing observation and belief that the approach of professors of medicine, and that of learned members of the bar and bench, when put together, produce unique results. Putting these views together has been the real challenge in editing this book.


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Editors and affiliations

  • James R. Vevaina
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
    • 4
    • 5
  • Roger C. Bone
    • 6
  • Edwin Kassoff
    • 7
    • 8
    • 9
  1. 1.Pulmonary LabFlushing Medical CenterUSA
  2. 2.Albert Einstein College of MedicineBronxUSA
  3. 3.Pulmonary divisionLong Island Jewish-Hillside Medical CenterNew Hyde ParkUSA
  4. 4.State of New York and Consolidated Edison CorporationUSA
  5. 5.Flushing Hospital and Medical CenterFlushingUSA
  6. 6.Department of Internal Medicine and Critical Care MedicineRush Medical CollegeChicagoUSA
  7. 7.Appellate Term of the Supreme Court of the State of New York, 2nd and 11th Judicial DistrictsUSA
  8. 8.Pace UniversityUSA
  9. 9.JamaicaUSA

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