- Publication Date : May – 2021
- Author : Dr . Puteri Nemie Jahn Kassim
- ISBN : 9789672919506
- Format : Hardcover + eBook
- Country : Malaysia
The First Edition, published in 2009, was the first book containing cases and commentaries of medical negligence in Malaysia, comprising the case law from 1960s to 2009. This Second Edition of the book continues to be the lead reference on medical negligence case law in Malaysia, providing a useful compilation of local medical negligence cases with additional updates of cases from 2010 to 2020.
Each case is accompanied with the summary case facts and holdings, relevant excerpts of the court’s decision, a concise note on the quantum of damages awarded, and illuminating notes, providing a good understanding of the current developments of medical negligence law in Malaysia. The key subject terms which precede each case will also provide a quick guide to its scope and content.
The introductory chapter has been revamped to give an updated overview of the development of medical negligence law in Malaysia up to the year 2020, discussing key issues in the area, including the Bolam principle, the Bolitho qualifications, and the Rogers v Whitaker test. Written by a professor of law whose areas of expertise include the subject of negligence and medical law, this book will be useful for medical professionals, lawyers, judges, hospital administrators, insurers as well as law students.
This updated edition contains more than 50 new medical negligence cases including three recent major Federal Court rulings which significantly develop the law in this area: