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Emotional Consequences of Personal Injury, Second Edition
Hoffman, Brian F., Joel P. Rochon, John A. Terry & Annelis K. Thorsen
Butterworths LexisNexis / Hardcover / 2001-10-01 / 0433438517
Psychiatry / Toronto Authors
price: $240.00 (may be subject to change)
392 pages
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Damage claims for physical injuries only represent part of a personal injury action. The widespread and growing legal recognition of emotional and psychological injury means that legal and insurance professionals must understand and manage a growing number of claims for non-organic injuries.
This practical text provides clear advice on the specialized medical and legal issues which must be successfully navigated during the course of a personal injury claim. Co-written by one of Canada’s leading psychiatric medical expert together with three established litigators, this book provides you with an authoritative reference that:
• Defines and clarifies the psychiatric and medical issues
• Outlines the relationship between physical and emotional injuries
• Summarizes the key elements of emotional claims litigation
• Delineates the respective roles of medical and legal specialists
• Provides guidance on preparation for and conduct of a trial involving claims for damages for emotional injuries
• Analyzes the available heads and quantum of damages
• Describes the recommended contents, preparation and use of medico-legal reports
The 2nd Edition incorporates nearly a decade of significant developments in this evolving field. The result is a current reference that reflects the latest medical and legal issues including timely new chapters on:
• Brain injuries
• Sexual abuse
• Heads and quantum of damages for emotional injury
The book also incorporates of the revised Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV) — the official manual listing psychiatric and psychological disorders.
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