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
While most people associate medical malpractice claims with doctors—and it is true that doctors are the target of many such claims—you can file a medical malpractice lawsuit against someone other than a doctor. Common non-doctor targets of medical malpractice lawsuits include hospitals, medical facilities, and nurses. In a medical malpractice lawsuit, the plaintiff alleges that aRead More
The basis for most medical malpractice claims involves four elements: duty, breach, injury, and damages. To qualify as medical malpractice, the following details must be true: The doctor or healthcare provider had a duty to uphold the standard of care for their patient; The doctor or healthcare provider breached the standard of care; The patientRead More
Informed Consent - News Articles
After a four-week trial, a New Jersey jury in Gloucester County found that the negligence of two emergency room doctors led to the continued abuse of an infant, who suffered permanent brain damage as a result. The jury awarded the child’s mother $45 million in damages because the doctors failed to diagnose the child’s brokenRead More
Several myths about medical negligence and malpractice suits have become popular recently, particularly as healthcare and insurance costs continued to be a major focus of economic and political debate. Below are three of the major myths tort reform proponents use to help push their agenda to limit the ability of injured patients to seek compensationRead More