An Issue of Clinics in Perinatology
In this special issue, authoritative clinicians provide risk reduction strategies in the clinical fields of obstetrics and newborn medicine, including such issues as birth trauma, birth asphyxia, kernicterus and medication errors. Doctors, lawyers, and nurses then discuss various aspects of the current medical malpractice crisis including tort reform options and expert witness testimony. Leading defense and plaintiff attorneys offer insight into their unique views of the medical malpractice system. This book should be read by obstetricians, perinatologists, midwives, pediatricians, neonatologists, nurses and nurse practictioners, those in risk management or the malpractice insurance industry, health care planners, health care administrators, plaintiff and defense malpractice attorneys and anyone else with an interest in risk management in neonatal-perinatal medicine.