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Civil litigation and the child psychiatrist.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2273029     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This paper reviews the legal principles involved in tort litigation and covers the evolution of case law regarding recovery of damages for psychic trauma. Concepts of zone of danger, foreseeability, and proximate cause are discussed. Issues for both plaintiff and expert witness are discussed. Case examples are provided, and recommendations are made regarding the child psychiatrist's involvement in these cases.
D H Schetky; M J Guyer
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry     Volume:  29     ISSN:  0890-8567     ISO Abbreviation:  J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry     Publication Date:  1990 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1991-02-22     Completed Date:  1991-02-22     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8704565     Medline TA:  J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  963-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Psychiatry, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.
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MeSH Terms
Child Abuse, Sexual / legislation & jurisprudence,  psychology
Child Advocacy / legislation & jurisprudence*
Child Psychiatry / trends*
Expert Testimony / legislation & jurisprudence*
Insurance, Liability / legislation & jurisprudence*
Stress Disorders, Post-Traumatic / diagnosis,  psychology

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