Informed Consent

Informed Consent Definition: The doctor’s duty to explain the risks of recommended procedures to a patient before the patient decides whether to accept treatment.

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

Can You Sue For Appendicitis Misdiagnosis?
25 aug
Can You Sue For Appendicitis Misdiagnosis?

Appendicitis is the inflammation of the appendix. The appendix is a tube-like structure in the lower right abdomen of the body. It is attached to the beginning of the large intestine, or colon. Appendicitis is considered a medical emergency and must receive prompt medical care. This typically involves the appendix being surgically removed. Medical professionals

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Can You File A Malpractice Lawsuit For Newborn Asphyxia?
18 aug
Can You File A Malpractice Lawsuit For Newborn Asphyxia?

Birth asphyxia is also known as intrauterine hypoxia, or IH. It occurs when an infant does not receive enough oxygen at some point before, during, or after delivery. Without oxygen, brain cells, and other tissues will be unable to function properly. This will cause waste build-up and severe damage from the excess acids. If it

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Informed Consent - News Articles

23 apr
California Doctor Found Negligent for Patient’s Coma; Family Awarded $68 Million

Six years ago, Silvino Perez underwent open heart surgery to bypass a blocked artery. The operation was performed by Dr. Pervaiz Chaudhry at the Community Regional Medical Center in April 2012. Chaudhry, 57, was then associated with the Valley Cardiac Surgery Medical Group located in Fresno, California. According to a medical malpractice lawsuit Chaudhry completed

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25 apr
Pennsylvania Jury Finds Doctor Liable for Medical Malpractice; Family Awarded $47 Million

In December 2012, about a month and a half before her due date, Corradina “Corry” Baldacchino was rushed to the Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center located in Johnstown, Pennsylvania. When Baldacchino’s baby girl was born she only weighed three pounds and according to medical records she was bleeding from the back of her head. In 2015,

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