The author offers a comprehensive discussion of the dynamics of law & medicine, focusing on practical litigation procedures & strategies, cases, & current trends in medicine. He sets forth the five necessary elements which establish a professional liability lawsuit. He then develops these elements based on the reasoning used by the courts in rendering their decisions. This easy-to-read book enables the reader, whether a student, legal practitioner, health care professional, or interested individual, to think like a lawyer when analyzing the possibility of doing or omitting to do something which may give rise to a lawsuit. It also sets forth legal strategies, such as defenses a physician may assert, which may lessen damages or result in a complete dismissal. The book explains critical issues relevant to the medical malpractice lawsuit. It describes the introduction of medical records into court & the special considerations when releasing them. Issues such as choice of medical treatment, & the authority of the family & physician in deciding on treatment or refusal of treatment, are covered thoughtfully & concisely. Finally, the reader is apprised of the legal dilemmas & concerns pertaining to current issues such as abortion, sterilization, in vitro fertilization, & surrogacy.Feuer, William W. is the author of 'Medical Malpractice Law A Guide for Health Care Professionals' with ISBN 9780962333828 and ISBN 0962333824.