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
Chronic pain affects millions of Americans. Until recently, medical professionals would prescribe opioids, such as OxyContin and Vicodin, for pain management. These drugs are incredibly addictive, and opioid abuse and overdose have created a national health crisis. The American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) suggests these opioid alternative treatments. Please keep in mind that you shouldRead More
Leukemia is a disease that affects a person’s bone marrow. The bone marrow of a patient with leukemia produces an abnormally large amount of leukocytes or white blood cells. White bloods cells are a body’s defense against disease and infection. Patients who suffer from leukemia have a difficult time fighting off diseases and infection. ThisRead More
Informed Consent - News Articles
After a two-week medical malpractice trial, an Arkansas jury awarded more than $46 million in damages to the family of two-year-old Kara Smalls. The jury found that the brain damage sustained by the toddler could have been avoided if not for the negligence of Dr. Jonathan Lewis and the Ouachita County Medical Center in Camden,Read More
Proponents push tort reform as a silver bullet that will supposedly reign in medical costs, insurance premiums, and even improve the quality of care by allowing doctors to practice without fear, particularly by decreasing the number of unnecessary tests. However, the truth is that the impact of medical malpractice suits on health care spendingRead More