Informed Consent: The doctor’s duty to explain the risks of recommended procedures to a patient before the patient decides whether or not to go forward with the treatment.
Informed Consent - Frequently Asked Questions
If you are suffering from opioid addiction, you are not alone. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 70,000 overdose deaths in 2017 involved an opioid. Opioid addiction affects all of us. Fortunately, as experts continue to study the effects of opiates on the brain and body, more treatment optionsRead More
Mononucleosis is colloquially known as mono. This viral infection can cause symptoms throughout the body including drowsiness, aching muscles, an irritated throat and overall feelings of fatigue. Other clinical findings have included skin rash, diminished appetite, and fever. Most mononucleosis cases usually resolve within a few weeks of diagnosis. However, this illness can sometimes leadRead More
Informed Consent - News Articles
When Lisa Ellis went into labor with her first child on April 26, 2001, Matthew Ellis, her husband, was ready. He quickly packed the car and rushed his wife and unborn son into the Aultman Hospital in Canton, Ohio. Lisa had a difficult delivery. Her son’s head was facing in the wrong direction and herRead More
After a four-week trial, a New Jersey jury in Gloucester County found that the negligence of two emergency room doctors led to the continued abuse of an infant, who suffered permanent brain damage as a result. The jury awarded the child’s mother $45 million in damages because the doctors failed to diagnose the child’s brokenRead More