This book covers the questions ranging from medical ethics and points of law to issues in medical negligence viewed from the standpoint of practically all specialities in the practice of medicine and surgery. The discussions are enlivened by reports on illustrative cases and human interest stories which would be of great interest to patients, practising doctors, hospitals, advocates and members of Consumer Fora. The chapters on almost every branch of Medicine and Surgery contains a wealth of up-to-date information on the current scientific understanding of the subject, which intends to present medical malpractice in the larger context of the admirable advances in medicine which have made life so much safer and better in the last few decades. The book contains detailed guidelines to the doctors, patients and hospitals in three different chapters with a concluding chapter on Medical Insurance. The book is written in a lucid style which would be understood not only by physicians and lawyers but also the general public.