- Defensive Medicine & Medical Malpractice Law
- Defensive Medicine: This term refers to the practice where medical professionals make treatment and diagnostic decisions with the primary goal of avoiding litigation that may be brought against them, rather than letting patient need determine the course of treatment. This practice often results in excessive medical testing, which is used as a precautionary tool.
Additional Frequently Asked Questions
- What Is Meant by “a Breach of the Standard of Care” in a Medical Malpractice Case?
- Is Failure to Warn a Patient of Known Risks a Form of Medical Malpractice?
- Is Improper Treatment a Form of Medical Malpractice?
- What Does “Informed Consent” in Relation to Medical Malpractice Mean?
- If Prescribed Too Much Medication and I Get Addicted Do I Have a Medical Malpractice Case?