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An Error in Judgement

by Dara Culhane

An analysis of the controversy surrounding the death of a Native child in Alert Bay, British Columbia.


The Cannabis Revolution©

by Stephen Holt, Dsc;Md

There is growing public support for the use of cannabis for medical and recreational purposes, but what does science say about the matter?

What we know is that cannabis contains more than four hundred potentially...


Toxic Tort

by Ernest P. Chido Md….Jd..Mph…CIH

Toxic Tort: Medical and Legal Elements, provides a primer covering medical and legal issues involved in toxic substances litigation.

A physician-attorney who has been a senior public health official, and expert...


Infectious Disease

by James T. O'Reilly & Victoria Wells Wulsin

Infectious Disease Policy Law, and Regulation looks at litigation regarding infection-related illnesses and their compensation. The claim arises from an individual victim who attempts to prove that the cause...


What Is...The Physician Payments Sunshine Act or "Open Payments"?

by Abraham Gitterman, Daniel Kracov, Allison Shuren & Alan Reider et al.

This guide provides a detailed overview of the Sunshine Act, transparency initiatives, and related implications associated with increased attention on physician-industry relationships. • Section II provides...


Assisted Reproductive Technology

by Maureen McBrien & Kindregan Jr.

Disputes about disposition of embryos and gametes in divorce are increasingly common, but assisted reproduction technology (ART) impacts other areas of the law, including personal injury, insurance, criminal...


Physician Law

by Wes M. Cleveland

This book represents the cutting edge of physician law. The publication emanates from the American Bar Association Health Law Section's 2013 Physicians Legal Issues Conference. The conference and Physician Law:...


Drug and Device Product Liability Litigation Strategy

by Mark Herrmann, David B. Alden & Geoffrey M. Drake

Thousands of lawsuits continue to be filed in federal and state courts each year to seek recovery from manufacturers of pharmaceuticals and medical devices. These lawsuits include individual actions, actions...


Transdisciplinary Interfaces and Innovation in the Life Sciences

by Rainer Paslack, Hilmar Stolte & Eunsook Hyun

Life science comprises any of the branches of natural science dealing with the structure and behavior of living organisms and their relationships to one another and the environment. By presenting the proceedings...


Medizin und Sprache – die Sprache der Medizin

by Marcin Moskalewicz, Philipp Teichfischer, Eva Brinkschulte & Fritz Dross et al.

Medizin und Sprache – die Sprache der Medizin lautete das Thema der 14. Tagung der Deutsch-Polnischen Gesellschaft für Geschichte der Medizin. Der Tagungsband umfasst 17 Beiträge, die aus unterschiedlichen...


Do I Have an Environmental Disease?

by Walter Wortberg

Despite new scientific possibilities in diagnostics and therapy, chronic diseases – including cancer – continue to increase dramatically. This is not only a threat to peoples’ health, but also a financial...


An Inexplicable Deception

by Anant Kumar Tripati

Though traditionally used in civil cases there is no reason why criminal cases cannot be challenged pursuant to the doctrine of fraud upon the court. It is an unconscionable plan or scheme which is designed...


Law and Medicine in Revolutionary America: Dissecting the Rush v. Cobbett Trial, 1799

by Linda Myrsiades

This study focuses on two critical figures in late eighteenth-century America—the physician Benjamin Rush and the journalist William Cobbett— as they clashed in one of the most important trials of post-revolutionary...


Principles of Medical Law

by Judith Laing, Jean McHale, Ian Kennedy & Andrew Grubb

Principles of Medical Law is the leading practitioner text in its field. Now in its fourth edition, it provides a comprehensive and scholarly account of the common law and statutory provisions governing healthcare...


Blowing Smoke: Rethinking the War on Drugs without Prohibition and Rehab

by Michael J. Reznicek

Blowing Smoke argues that we are losing the drug war because of our devotion to the disease model of substance abuse. That model has become the driving force for our two main strategies in the war: prohibition...


If That Ever Happens to Me

by Lois Shepherd

Every day, thousands of people quietly face decisions as agonizing as those made famous in the Terri Schiavo case. Throughout that controversy, all kinds of people--politicians, religious leaders, legal and...


Medicine, Patients and the Law

by Margaret Brazier & Emma Cave

Embryo research, cloning, assisted conception, neonatal care, savior siblings, organ transplants, drug trials modern developments have transformed the field of medicine almost beyond recognition in recent decades...


Just Medicine

by Dayna Bowen Matthew

Over 84,000 black and brown lives are needlessly lost each year due to health disparities, the unfair, unjust, and avoidable differences between the quality and quantity of health care provided to Americans...


Life or Death: A Matter of Choice?

by Daniel J. Baum

Our bodies are ours to control, free from state interference - or so it would seem from the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. But how is this principle really applied? This is the question that legal expert Daniel...


The Nurses Are Innocent

by Gavin Hamilton

Gavin Hamilton’s research shows that a toxin found in natural rubber might well have been the culprit in the 43 babies’ deaths at Toronto’s Hospital for Sick Children in 1980–81.

In 1980-81, 43 babies...