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Description - Disease and the Compensation Debate by Jane Stapleton

This book looks anew at the tort remedy and reform proposals surrounding the modern debate on compensation for personal injuries. Arguing that serious distortions underlie the debate because of its focus on victims of traumatic accidents, the author calls for the consideration of other legally neglected but highly publicized sources of disability including man-made health hazards such as asbestos, tobacco, and Agent Orange, and socially-spread diseases such as AIDS. This ground-breaking study demonstrates that attention to such crucial issues explodes much of the conventional wisdom about just how to tackle reform and reveals that a fundamental rethinking of the compensation debate is urgently needed.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780198255529
ISBN-10: 0198255527
Format: Hardback
(224mm x 143mm x 21mm)
Pages: 202
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 21-Aug-1986
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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