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 some common issues in birth injury lawsuits. They include: Poor prenatal care Poor monitoring Inadequate treatment or response to test results Failure to test based on risk Labor and delivery negligence If your child suffered a birth injury in any of the ways above, you could be eligible to recover damages in aRead More
The estimated rate of relapse after rehabilitation or other treatments for substance use disorders, including opioid addiction, is between 40 and 60%. Other chronic diseases, like asthma and hypertension (high blood pressure), have around the same rate of relapse after treatment. The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) defines addiction as “a chronic, relapsing disorderRead More
Informed Consent - News Articles
Seven Women File Separate Medical Malpractice Lawsuits Against Omaha Doctor Every year in the United States millions of people undergo cosmetic surgery procedures. Some of the surgeries are elective and some are medically prescribed, but as the industry grows, so too has the reported incidents of medical malpractice by the doctors performing the operations. OverRead More
On April 9, 2008 Monica Broughton consented to her doctor’s recommendation that they induce labor. Broughton had just learned that she had developed diabetes during her pregnancy. She had also recently been told that her unborn son’s shoulder was stuck behind her pelvis. She never considered an alternative, especially because, according to the lawsuit, WongRead More