Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Mental Injury and the Law

By Gillian Kelly
2nd Edition
ISBN13: 9781858005065
Published: August 2008
Publisher: Round Hall Press
Country of Publication: Ireland
Format: Hardback

The book provides a clear and concise practitioner's guide through all aspects of a claim in damages for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. It analyses relevant case law from the Irish and other common law jurisdictions. All aspects of practice and procedure are clearly set out and analysed with the aid of case law, and the practitioner is led through the increasingly complex legislation applicable to a phychiatric injury case.

The law in this area has evolved considerably since the publication of the first edition in 2000. The second edition explores, inter alia, the fledging areas of "Fear of Disease" and the concept of physical evidence of a purely psychiatric disorder: an almost inconceivable conjecture in the first edition, which has now become a reality. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and the Law, 2nd edition, is an easy-reference, one-stop shop for the practitioner.