Legal aspects of surgical practice

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    Abstract

    In relation to personal injuries litigation, the practice of surgery is governed by the law of torts (civil wrongs) and contract law. This section will consider the law from a UK perspective, but reference will also be made to case law from other Anglo-American legal systems, such as the USA, Canada and Australia, since the law in these countries is similar to that of the UK.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationEssential surgical practice
    EditorsA. Cuschieri, R. J. C. Steele, A. R. Moossa
    Place of PublicationOxford
    PublisherButterworth-Heinemann
    Pages551-557
    Number of pages7
    Volume1
    ISBN (Print)0750647809
    Publication statusPublished - 2000

    Keywords

    • Personal injuries
    • Torts (Law)
    • Negligence
    • Surgical practice

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    Ferguson, P. (2000). Legal aspects of surgical practice. In A. Cuschieri, R. J. C. Steele, & A. R. Moossa (Eds.), Essential surgical practice (Vol. 1, pp. 551-557). Butterworth-Heinemann. http://library.dundee.ac.uk/F/?func=direct&local_base=DUN01&doc_number=000220380