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
People with locked-in syndrome have damaged nerve fibers which result in quadriplegia and facial paralysis. While some patients with an incomplete form of locked-in syndrome can recover limited muscle movement, most do not. The damaging effects of locked-in syndrome on the nervous system for most people are permanent. Classifications of Locked-in Syndrome Locked-in syndrome isRead More
Millions of dollars get paid out every year in medical malpractice claims. If you suffered injuries because of medical negligence or inadequate care from a healthcare provider, you deserve compensation. But how do you know if you have a malpractice case? If you experienced complications after a medical procedure, became sick or injured following care, or feelRead 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
House of Representatives Votes to Drastically Limit Medical Malpractice Cases At the end of June, the House of Representatives passed a bill to limit the amount of non-economic damages that can be paid out in medical malpractice cases to just $250,000. Non-economic damages compensate for the human aspects of an injury or death—including the lossRead More