Why Patients Sue Doctors, 1st Edition

Lessons learned from medical malpractice cases
Authors :
Duncan Graham & Bernard Kelly & David A. Richards
Date of Publication: 08/2019
New Edition Comming Soon

Why do patients sue their doctors? The answer is not straightforward. It is unlikely to be singular. One thing however is certain: the answer is important to the quality of health care. This book provides answers to this important question. In ......view more

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Why do patients sue their doctors? The answer is not straightforward. It is unlikely to be singular. One thing however is certain: the answer is important to the quality of health care. This book provides answers to this important question.

In Why Patients sue Doctors the authors draw on their collective experience in over 1000 real-life medicolegal cases to explore why and how doctors make mistakes. By analysing and discussing the situations and behaviours that lead to complaints by patients and their families this book provides practical guidance on how to improve clinical care and avoid litigation. The lessons learned will help practitioners in the future avoid some common clinical pitfalls of the past.

This will be of immediate interest to anyone concerned about the quality of healthcare and how to improve it. The cases presented by the authors will also be of general interest to those wishing to know more about medical litigation.


Author Information
By Duncan Graham, SC, MBBS, LLB (Hons), FACLM; Bernard Kelly, AM, BSc (Med) (Hons), MBBS, FRACGP and David A. Richards, OAM, BSc (Med) (Hons), MBBS, MD, FRACP