The Law of Similars

The Law of Similars

“ The Law of Similars is fast-paced and absorbing. Few writers can manipulate a plot with Bohjalian’s grace and power.”-The New York Times Book Review From the number one bestselling author of Midwives comes this riveting medical thriller about a lawyer, a homeopath, and a tragic death.  When one of homeopath Carissa Lake’s patients falls into […]

Vaginal Deliveries--Is There a Need for Documented Consent?(Medicine AND THE LAW)

Vaginal Deliveries–Is There a Need for Documented Consent?(Medicine AND THE LAW)

A pregnant woman nearing delivery, with an uncomplicated pregnancy and no immediate indication for caesarean section (CS), can either deliver vaginally or by CS. Historically CS has been viewed as more dangerous than vaginal delivery. However, CSs are far safer today and the complications of unmonitored labour are increasing, especially in the public sector. Delivery […]

Routine Testing for Hiv--Ethical and Legal Implications (Medicine and the Law)

Routine Testing for Hiv–Ethical and Legal Implications (Medicine and the Law)

Judge Edwin Cameron has suggested that because of the high level of ignorance about people’s HIV status and the stigma attached to it, and as HIV infection can now be controlled through the use of antiretroviral drugs, the time has come to review the present ‘opt in’ approach to HIV testing and counselling. (1) He […]

Disclosure of Personal Information (Medicolegal Issues) (Law Overview)

Disclosure of Personal Information (Medicolegal Issues) (Law Overview)

It is well known that personal information, such as health care records, is privileged. As discussed last issue, the federal government has recently taken additional steps to ensure that the privileged nature of this information is maintained. Financial information is also guarded and maintained as personal and private. It is also well known that in […]

The Children's Amendment Act and the Criminal Law (Sexual Offences and Related Matters) Amendment Act: Duty to Report Child Abuse and Sexual Offences Against Children and Mentally Disabled Persons (Medicine and the Law) (Report)

The Children’s Amendment Act and the Criminal Law (Sexual Offences and Related Matters) Amendment Act: Duty to Report Child Abuse and Sexual Offences Against Children and Mentally Disabled Persons (Medicine and the Law) (Report)

The Children’s Amendment Act (1) and the Criminal Law (Sexual Offences and Related Matters) Amendment Act (2) (Sexual Offences Act) impose duties on medical practitioners and others to report child abuse and sexual offences against children and mentally disabled persons that go beyond those in the Child Care Act (3) and the Prevention of Family […]

Why Doctors Shouldn't Practice Law: The American Medical Association's Misdiagnosis of Physician Non-Compete Clauses.

Why Doctors Shouldn’t Practice Law: The American Medical Association’s Misdiagnosis of Physician Non-Compete Clauses.

I. INTRODUCTION In its model rules, the American Bar Association (ABA) adopted a restriction on an attorney’s ability to enter into non-compete clauses. The American Medical Association (AMA) has no such restriction. This Article discusses the history, case law, and justifications for this restriction in a lawyer’s practice; details the reasons why the AMA has […]