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Heart attacks are the number-one killer in the United States. The American courtroom is overcrowded with civil and criminal cases involving the heart. The authors, by virtue of their first-hand experience in the courtroom involving heart injuries and cardiac deaths, are well qualified to present the subject from a medicolegal aspect.
The book is divided into two major sections:  the legal background of cardiac claims, and  the medical background of cardiac claims. The first part of the volume discusses the numerous areas of cardiac litigations, workmen's compensation, actions in torts, insurance and employment contracts, social security disability, and
The Heart and the Law. A Practical Guide to Medicolegal Cardiology.. Ann Intern Med. 1968;69:645. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-69-3-645_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1968;69(3):645.
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