The medical profession is increasingly confronted with legal issues involving medical practice. The purpose of this book is to give readers an overview of the substantive and procedural aspects of the law relating to medical negligence.
The book begins with an introduction to the history of medical negligence, the key concepts in medical ethics, and the basic elements needed in providing medical negligence. Against this backdrop, the author examines in detail the essential elements in proving medical negligence such as a duty of care, breach of duty, and causation. The developments in other jurisdictions such as Australia and England are discussed and the impact of these developments on the Malaysian scene is considered.
The book further highlights some key procedural problems arising from a medical negligence claim and discusses the alternatives to litigation. The book concludes with the Islamic perspective on medical negligence.
Medical Negligence Law in Malaysia responds to the growing interest in medical negligence and is a valuable addition to the growing literature on medical and healthcare law. Undergraduates and postgraduates will find it a useful companion in understanding the subject. The medical and legal profession will find it informative and relevant to the medico-legal setting
The author, Dr. Puteri Nemie Jahn Kassim, who holds a Ph.D. in Law, is an Associate Professor at the Ahmad Ibrahim Kulliyah of Laws, International Islamic Univerity Malaysia