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What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You

In surveys about which professions people trust the most, medical practitioners always come up near the top. Some people might trust their doctor so much, they would do whatever their doctor recommends. After all, the doctor is the expert, right? Who are you to argue? Medical malpractice law, however, recognizes that patients who rely completely… Read More »

How Does Informed Consent Relate To Medical Malpractice?

What is informed consent? Before performing a medical procedure on a patient, a physician or medical provider must inform the patient of the risks involved. For example, if a heart-bypass operation has a 30 percent risk of fatality, the doctor must inform the patient and then the patient can decide whether or not to risk… Read More »