Medical-legal Aspects of Pain and Suffering

Medical-legal Aspects of Pain and Suffering

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Written for the healthcare professional, claims adjuster and trial attorney, this book provides detailed information on how to analyze pain and suffering cases. You will read chapters written by legal nurse consultants, physicians and attorneys and see how pain and suffering patients and cases are viewed and treated on all sides. Each section of this valuable text is designed to fully explain each aspect of this hot topic in health care. The by explaining to you how to understand medical records and commonly used pain assessment tools. You will then focus on high-risk populations, pain and suffering in children and cancer pain. The last section is dedicated to your presentation of pain and suffering cases in the courtroom. By combining the clinical information in the first two sections with the legal strategies in the last section, this book becomes a must read for any attorney litigating medical, nursing, or nursing home negligence cases.Figure 1.2 Checklist useful for organizing hospital records (continued on next page) Figure 1.2 (continued) Patient Name: Nursing Home Record Organization ... Index Sheet dictated discharge summary discharge instructions by M.D./R.N. death certificate/autopsy records transfer form ... (if any) pressure sore assessment/flowsheet neurological assessment/flowsheet neurovascular assessment/flowsheetanbsp;...

Title:Medical-legal Aspects of Pain and Suffering
Author:Patricia W. Iyer, Stephen Appelbaum
Publisher:Lawyers & Judges Publishing Company - 2003


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