Radiologists are sued for all sorts of reasons - but particularly when diagnoses are missed - and in compensation cases their reports can be critical in determining the outcome. Medico-Legal Radiology describes over 100 cases from the author’s personal experience as an expert witness, and makes suggestions for reducing risk and tailoring report-writing to the legal environment.
The legal issues in radiological practice and medical defence
The radiologist as a witness
How to write a legal opinion
How to write reports with possible litigation in mind
Detailed discussions of cases relating to each body system
By William S.C. Hare, AO, MD, DDR(Melb), FRACP, FRACR, FRCR(London), DDU, Professor Emeritus of Radiology, University of Melbourne, Honorary Member, Radiological Society of North America
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