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Personal Injury and the Law of Torts for Paralegals 3E

Third Edition

Emily Lynch Morissette

2013. 420 pages. ISBN: 978-1-4548-3878-4.
Instructor’s Manual with Test Bank and PowerPoint slides.

About the Book

Personal Injury and the Law of Torts for Paralegals, Third Edition, balances complete coverage of substantive torts topics with the skills that are essential to your work as a paralegal.  With an emphasis  on the medical information specific to personal injury law, Emily Lynch Morissette provides consistently clear writing and realistic examples that convey a working understanding of the role of the paralegal in tort cases..

Teaching basic torts and skill development, Personal Injury and the Law of Torts for Paralegals, Third Edition, features:
  • Logically organized substantive topics that begin with an introduction to the concept of torts and move through each element of negligence, followed by medical malpractice as a type of negligence, intentional torts, and Worker’s Compensation  
  • Practice-based topics on medical record discovery, tort discovery, and litigation
  • An Introduction to Medicine in the Appendix
  • A consistent emphasis on medical information related to personal injury—such as how to obtain and understand medical records 
  • Integrated treatment of professional responsibility
  • A wealth of clear and accessible examples 
  • Fact-based exercises that use real-life scenarios
  • Chapter Objectives, marginal definitions, visual aids, and case summaries
  • Chapter summaries, review questions, and web links 
  • Companion website:
Carefully updated with additional medical and medical-malpractice topics, the Third Edition provides:
  • Recent developments in case law, such as Renzi v. Paredes, regarding loss of chance in medical malpractice law
  • New examples throughout the text
  • More practice-based assignments, such as documenting damages and preparing trial exhibits
  • Additional exercises in every chapter
  • Expanded coverage of duty to act; the differences between agents, employees, and independent contractors; easements and adverse possession; and public nuisances