Medicine And Books

Medical Negligence Litigation: A Practitioner's Guide

BMJ 1995; 310 doi: (Published 10 June 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:1544
  1. John Murphy

    Stephen Irwin, Claire Fazan, Richard Allfrey Legal Action Group, pounds sterling35, pp 400 ISBN 0 905099 55 9

    Few who are concerned with medical negligence litigation, either as practitioners or as academics, can fail to be struck by the comparative dearth of lawyers specialising in the subject, especially as medical negligence has become “big business” in recent years. Something that goes a long way to explaining this phenomenon is the fact that the language of medical litigation is often perceived as prohibitively esoteric: medical terms are not something with which most lawyers are ordinarily familiar. This linguistic hurdle dissuades many from specialising in medical malpractice. To all …

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