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
There are many common reasons why legitimate medical malpractice claims go unexplored. Every year, there are valid claims that people do not file, either by choice or for another reason. For help understanding if you have a valid medical malpractice claim, call the attorneys at Newsome Melton at 1-855-MED-ASKS. Why Are Some Legitimate Claims Never Explored?Read More
When a doctor fails to diagnose a serious medical condition or diagnoses you with the wrong ailment, serious complications can result. You might receive the wrong treatment or no treatment at all. Meanwhile, your condition goes untreated, often worsening inside you. When you finally receive the proper diagnosis, the condition is often much more difficultRead More
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Yes, opioid overdoses can be considered medical malpractice even if they do not lead to the victim’s death. Medical Malpractice and Opioid Overdoses Although death is an unfortunately common result of opioid overdoses, this is not a requirement for medical malpractice to have played a role in the incident. The U.S. Centers for Disease ControlRead More
Last week, Florida’s House of Representatives approved a business-backed bill that will shift the state’s test for the admissibility of expert witness testimony from the Frye standard to the Daubert standard. Approximately 28 other states and the federal courts use this tougher standard, which critics say would pose a challenge for patients who pursue medicalRead More