Medical Malpractice and Gynecologic Surgery

  • Larry L. McMullen
Part of the Comprehensive Manuals of Surgical Specialties book series (CMSS)


All too often medical malpractice is understood to mean only some gross departure from accepted conduct. An obstetrician asked to give an example of medical malpractice cited failure to leave the golf course to deliver a patient. The true definition is any deviation from what a reasonably prudent physician would do under the same or similar circumstances.


Gynecologic Surgery Tubal Ligation Medical Malpractice True Definition Malpractice Suit 
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Selected Bibliography

  1. Alton WG Jr: Malpractice: A Trial Lawyer’s Advice for Physicians. Boston, Little Brown & Co, 1977.Google Scholar
  2. Lawyers’ Co-Op Editorial Staff. Medical Malpractice: Cases and Annotations, ALR 2nd. Rochester, NY, Lawyers’ Cooperative Publishing Company, 1966.Google Scholar
  3. Louisell DW, Williams H: Medical Malpractice. New York, Matthew Bender & Co, 1984.Google Scholar
  4. Pegalis S, Wachsman H: American Law of Medical Malpractice. Rochester, NY, Lawyers’ Cooperative Publishing Company, 1980.Google Scholar

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© Springer-Verlag New York Inc 1986

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  • Larry L. McMullen

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