It is time for Malta to establish a proper medical law to guide the jurisprudence of medical liability which still rests on the laws of general negligence. This book analyses in depth the status quo and proposes the basis of such a medical law entitled Lex Medica as well as the establishment of a Maltese Institute of Medico-Legal Studies. Such an institute would not only effect the gargantuan tasks of planning such a law and co-ordinating the interests of all stakeholding parties, but also strive to raise Maltese medico-legal studies to an international level. The book’s referral to the subject of Obstetrics, the author’s specialty, and its myriad proposals are in truth a blueprint for all other local medical and surgical specialties. This deeply researched work in two volumes comes at a time of many changes in the nationality profile of the average local patient. Its proposals are long overdue.