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Florida Medical Malpractice Handbook, 2nd Edition with CD-ROM
Florida Medical Malpractice Handbook features the insight and wisdom of 25 experienced trial attorneys guiding you through the medical malpractice case from the presuit period to pleadings, discovery, and trial, to settlement and release. The Handbook goes beyond discussions available in general trial practice manuals to concentrate on issues particularly relevant to medical malpractice actions.
Chapters discuss the use of experts, medical practitioner data banks and how to use them, and demonstrative aids for trial. Numerous forms and checklists are provided. The manual will be useful for attorneys beginning practice in this area and for experienced litigators.
Highlights of the Second Edition include new and expanded coverage of:
• Neurological Injury Compensation Act (NICA)
• Florida Insurance Guaranty Association
• Amendment 7 and Amendment 3 issues
• Frye hearings
• Fabre' issues and reporting
• Immunity in teaching hospitals from vicarious liability under F.S. 1012.965
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1. Party Perspectives, Thomas D. Masterson, Glenn M. Burton and Gregory J. Hoag
2. Presuit Process, Glenn M. Burton
3. Mediation And Arbitration In Medical Negligence Cases, Jerry L. Newman
4. Causes Of Action, William E. Partridge
5. Hospital Liability, Kenneth A. Beytin, Thomas M. Hoeler and Andrew Willers
6. Statutes Of Limitations For Medical Malpractice, S. William Fuller, Jr., and William D. Horgan
7. Pleadings In Medical Malpractice, Mark A. Avera and Sharon H. Proctor
8. Discovery, Gary D. Fox
9. Expert Witnesses, Jonathon P. Lynn
10. Health Care Practitioner Data Banks, Augustine S. Weekley, Jr., M.D.
11. Jury Selection, James D. Clark
12. Damages In Medical Negligence Cases, Christopher S. Knopik and Charles T. Moore
13. Trial Of A Medical Malpractice Case, William E. Hahn
14. Bad Faith Claims, Dale M. Swope, Shea T. Moxon, and Celene H. Humphries
15. Demonstrative Exhibits, Kelly G. Hamer and Suzanne Green
16. Settlements And Releases In Malpractice Claims, Thomas E. Dukes, III and Mark R. Ahrens
17. Administrative Complaints, Bruce D. Lamb
18. Ethics, Robert E. Mansbach, Jr.
19. NICA: Brain-Injured Newborns and Florida's Neurological Injury Compensation Association, Scott R. McMillen and Allison C. McMillen
Glenn M. Burton is the Managing Shareholder in the Tampa law firm of Burton, Schulte, Weekley, McLaughlin and Beytin, P.A. He is AV-rated by Martindale Hubbel and board-certified in civil trial by The Florida Bar. He presently serves on the Executive Board of the Trial Lawyers Section of The Florida Bar. Practice areas include professional liability with an emphasis on representation of defendant health care providers and hospitals. General litigation practice includes defense of general casualty, personal injury, and product liability claims. He is a frequent author and lecturer in seminars, law schools and grand round presentations. He teaches annually at the Advanced Trial Advocacy Course of The Florida Bar. [Editor's Note: Mr. Burton provided consultation and commentary for Chapter, 5, Medical Malpractice, and Chapter 6, Nursing Home, Assisted Living, and Adult Family Care Actions].
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