Harris T. Politis | Attorney at Law

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MEDICAL ETHICS
Harris Politis, Hippocratic teachings and guidance on medical ethics and deontology and medical malpractice, Medical Law Review 2009, 484-492, 580-592.

INFORMED CONSENT
Harris Politis, “Suspicion Diagnosis”, informed consent and lege artis physician’s behavior, Medical Law Review 2011, 4-14.

Harris Politis, Informed consent of the patient consists a physians’ obligation, Medical Law Review 2011, 412-420.

Harris Politis, Extension of medical-surgeon intervention without the prior consent of the patient, Medical Law Review 2011, 486-493, 560-568.

Harris Politis, Refusal of adult and minor patients (of those having his/her custody) to receive medical appropriate medical-surgical intervention. The evaluation of the legitimate interests of life and health over the self-determination, value and dignity of a person. Did the article 12 par. 3, case of Code of Medical Ethics abolished article 1534 of Civil Code?, Medical Law Review, 2010, 4-36, 100-130.

Harris Politis, "Manslaughter by information". Is it possible the patient’s information in order him to give fully warranted consent to bring harm to himself?, Medical Law Review 2013, 667-724, 903-929.

PRIVACY, MEDICAL CONFIDENTIALITY
Harris Politis, Medical confidentiality, in “The Hippocratic ethics in our era”. Meeting of the Society for the Spreading of Hippocrates’ Spirit, Proceedings, vol. II, Mar. 10th, 2007, p. 17-37.

Harris Politis, Contributing to the meaning of privacy of confidentiality. Manifestation of value and dignity, personal freedom, social or economic good. The legal interests that are protected, Medical Law Review 2010, 292-305.

Harris Politis, Constitutional aspects of medical confidentiality, Medical Law Review 2010, 484-492.

Harris Politis, Content and scope of medical confidentiality in greek legal order, Medical Law Review 2010, 580-604, 682-692.

Harris Politis, Medical confidentiality and Audits State Councils, Medical Law Review 2010, 388-409.

Harris Politis, «Krebsregister und die Einwilligung des Betroffenen» (Crebs registrations and the informed consent of the experiments’ subject), München, 1986.

MEDICAL LIABILITY
Harris Politis, Medical liability. A medical and legal problem. Legal parameters, Medical Law Review 2009, 740-748, 822-825.

Harris Politis, The assessment of medical liability, per. “Synigoros”, vol. 53, 2006, p. 43-46.

Harris Politis, The flourishing of litigation and lawsuits in medical liability trials. The importance of unexpected complications in surgical interventions and its lack as explicit legal meaning. Legal and medical parameters and distortions, Medical Law Review 2009, 100-109.

Harris Politis, Acute appendicitis as an acute problem of differential diagnosis. Approaches to medical liability, Medical Law Review 2009, 4-17.

Harris Politis, After the occurrence of a bodily harm. Basic principles for physian’s defense in criminal, civil and disciplinary trials, Medical Law Review 2009, 196-209.

Harris Politis, Contractual relationship between doctor and patient. Medical malpractice. Accumulation of contractual and tort liability, Medical Law Review 2009, 660-663.

Harris Politis, Gastroenterologist’s medical error. Vol. of proceedings of the 26th Congress of Gastroenterology, pp. 197-208. [AMA: Athens Medical Association].

Harris Politis, Secondary peritonitis. Medical liability and evaluation of the physician’s standard of care, Medical Law Review 2009, 932-953, 1028-1045.

Harris Politis, The death of the patient as a "fall of an acrobat". Procedural and substantive investigation of the anesthesiologist’s liability when the patient dies after bleeding during a surgical intervention or endogenous response in the lungs. Forensic expertise against judicial expertise and expert’s reports, Medical Law Review 2010, 784-809.

Harris Politis, Allocation on the burdens of proof in cases of Medical Liability, Diki, 1987, 401.

Harris Politis, “Charter of the Physicians’ Responsibilities”, per. “Hygeia” 85, 41-47.

CONSIDERATIONS ON MEDICAL LIABILITY
Harris Politis, The "schizophrenic" historical qualification of medical and surgical interventions as bodily harm. The centennial "cold war" between physicians and jurists, Medical Law Review 2011, 260-268.

Harris Politis, The judges “hold in their hands” the future of medicine. Reflections on Medical Liability, Medical Law Review 2011, 196-203.

Harris Politis, “Physicians should concentrate on fighting the disease and not the lawsuits against them” or “How does the overburden of physicians for medical errors harm seriously public health”. Bulletin of the Athens Medical Association vol. 191, Jun.-Jul. 2006, p. 63-70.

Harris Politis, Bold and enterprising solution to the problem of medical liability. The compensation of the patient according to the physician’s no-fault system. Bulletin of the Athens Medical Association, vol. 192, Aug.-Sep. 2006, p. 49-55.

Harris Politis, Syndrome "Mussa" syndrome "Glaucias". Medical Negligence, medical liability, defensive medicine, Medical Law Review 2010, 982-995.

Harris Politis, Contemprorary acceptances on Medical Liability. Are we lead up to Defensive Medicine?, per. “Clinical Chronicles”, vol. 27, complementary issue 1, May 2004, p. 61-70.

Harris Politis, HIV/AIDS, Human Rights and Civil Liberties. State and individual responsibility, in corpus "HIV/AIDS and rights in Greece" (Editor T.K. Vidalis), Ant. N. Sakkoulas publ., Athens-Komotini, 2003, pp. 19-46, and Bibliographical Guide, pp. 105-123.

Harris Politis, “(Un)constitutional aspects of excessive compensations for patients deriving from physicians’ liability”. Bulletin of the Athens Medical Association (157, Oct.-Nov. 2000), 40 ff.

Harris Politis, “The “future of an illusion” or some moral precepts, how the “satisfaction” of social justice jeopardizes human rights in the context of a deficient legal system”. Comments on Athens district court’s decision 1075/2000, Bulletin of the Athens Medical Association vol. 154, Apr.-May 2000, 24-27.

Harris Politis, “The acrobat’s death”. Article-Comments on the Athens District Court’s decision no. 6314/1987, per. Diki, D 19, 676 ff.

DISCIPLINARY LAW
Harris Politis, Procedural Law of Disciplinary Boards of Medical Associations, Medical Law Review 2009, 292-301, 388-400.

Harris Politis, Medical malpractice and disciplinary action. It is unconstitutional broadening of the disciplinary responsibility of a doctor, by equating equating (nearly) the "indolence" and “imperfect professional performance”. Bulletin of the Athens Medical Association, vol. 193, Oct.-Nov. 2006, p. 53-59.

TRANSPLANTATIONS, ORGAN AND TISSUE DONATIONS
Harris Politis, “Medico-legal issues on human transplantations”, MMG, 16(2) 181-196, 1988. [MMG: Materia Medica Graeca].

Harris Politis, The new legal framework for transplants, Medical Law Review 2011, 344-360.

ASSISTANCE TO TERMINALLY ILL AND DYING
Harris Politis, “Artificial fertilization and terminal care”. Conclusions of the 56th Conference of German Lawyers and the legal situation in our country (Greece), per. Materia Medica Graeca (MMG), 1986, 408 ff.

PUBLIC HEALTH
Harris Politis, Tuberculosis, MDR-TB, XDR-TB. Policy of isolation and quarantine? Legal aspects, Medical Law Review 2015, 9-22, 405-418, 679-698.

Harris Politis, Health regulated establishments, health booklets. Obligations and rights of owners of enterprises and employees in the light of the protection of public health, Medical Law Review 2010, 880-903.

HIV/AIDS
Harris Politis, HIV/AIDS. Legal problems and early state legislative reactions. Moral and legal raising concerns over the protection of Public Health, Human Rights and Civil Liberties from a non-airborne transmitted disease, per. “Implementation of Public Law”, 17, issue 1, 2004, p. 7-29.

Harris Politis, HIV/AIDS. Protection of medical privacy and personal data, in Greek Ombudsman, "Medical Privacy. Information concerning personal data, electronic health record and hospital records". Conference proceedings, 29 May 2006, pp. 166-212.

Harris Politis, The implementation of the Social Security Number and the protection of medical confidentiality of individuals who live with HIV, Medical Law Review, 2010, 196-217.

Harris Politis, A public health tragedy. Infection with HIV/AIDS of 426 children in a Benghazi hospital. Procedural aspects, Medical Law Review 2011, 68-81, 132-141.

Harris Politis, “AIDS und ärztliche Haftung. Neue Kriterien fur die tödliche Erkrankung” (AIDS and medical liability. New criteria for the lethal disease?), München, 1985.

MEDICINE TRAVEL
Harris Politis, Medical travel. Legal aspects and medical liability, Medical Law Review 2011, 636-642, 732-739.

GENERIC DRUGS
Harris Politis, Generic drugs and substitution. Implications for Public Health and medical liability, Medical Law Review 2013, 10-32, 267-304.

LABOR ACCIDEANT, OCCUPATIONAL DISEASE
Harris Politis, Labor accident and occupational disease of physicians. Occupational exposure, particularly to HIV, post-exposure prophylaxis, Medical Law Review 2012, 132-145, 312-327, 618-629.

ARTICLES AS A MEMBER OF COMMITTEE FOR ETHICS OF ACADEMY OF ATHENS
Harris Politis, “Contractual and non contractual medical liability”. Academy of Athens. Research Committee on Ethics and Deontology, 2000.

Harris Politis, “Respondeat superior” physicians’ liability. Academy of Athens. Research Committee on Ethics and Deontology, 2000.

Harris Politis, “Medical Confidentiality”. Academy of Athens. Research Committee on Ethics and Deontology, 2000.

Harris Politis, “Medical Contract”. Academy of Athens. Research Committee on Ethics and Deontology, 2000.

Harris Politis, “Assessment of the physician’s standard of care”. Academy of Athens. Research Committee on Ethics and Deontology, 2000.

Harris Politis, “Are the State and insurance companies obliged to compensate injured parties for medical errors?”. Academy of Athens. Research Committee on Ethics and Deontology, 2000.

Harris Politis, “Informed Consent of the Patient”. Academy of Athens. Research Committee on Ethics and Deontology, 1999.

Harris Politis, “Artificial Fertilization”. Academy of Athens. Research Committee on Ethics and Deontology, 1999.

Harris Politis, “Therapeutic and Clinical Experimentations”. Academy of Athens. Research Committee on Ethics and Deontology, 1998.

Harris Politis, “AIDS. Legal, ethical and deontological aspects”. Academy of Athens. Research Committee on Ethics and Deontology, 1997.

Harris Politis, “Euthanasia and terminal health care”. Academy of Athens Research Committee on Ethics and Deontology, 1995.

Harris Politis, “Castration, sterilization and other “special” surgical interventions”. Academy of Athens. Research Committee on Ethics and Deontology, 1995.

Harris Politis, “The legal basis of medical and surgical operations”. Academy of Athens. Research Committee on Ethics and Deontology, 1995.

Harris Politis, “Medical liability in charts”. Academy of Athens. Research Committee on Ethics and Deontology, ML, Medicine and Law (24), 1994, 16 ff.

Harris Politis, “Medical Liability. The European perspective”. Academy of Athens. Research Committee on Ethics and Deontology, 1994.

Harris Politis, “Transplantations”. Academy of Athens. Research Committee on Ethics and Deontology, 1994.

Harris Politis, “The Medical practice as a Challenge to Contemporary Law. Major medical and legal problems. Medical practice as a “testing field” of legal theories”. Academy of Athens. Research Committee on Ethics and Deontology, 1993.

Harris Politis, “The problem of Medical Liability”. Academy of Athens. Research Committee on Ethics and Deontology, 1992.