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Medical Negligence in Hong Kong and How to Avoid It

An Introductory Guide

Medical Negligence in Hong Kong and How to Avoid It provides essential information concerning the potential legal liabilities that medical professionals face when they treat patients. An easy-to-read reference, this book discusses landmark medical negligence case and analyzes medical malpractice specifically in the context of practicing medicine. It is divided into two parts. Part I sets the stage by giving an account of the development of negligence law in common-law jurisdictions including Hong Kong and ends with a discussion of selected medical negligence cases decided in Hong Kong courts. Part II sets out the practical issues relating to negligence law, including risk management, procedures to manage complaints and lawsuits, and alternative dispute resolution.

216 pages | 5 b&w illus. & 12 tables | 6 x 9

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