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Medical Malpractice: What is Informed Consent?

Informed Consent: What Is It & Why Does It Matter? Let’s say a medical treatment has been recommended for you. What does your doctor actually have to inform you about with regard to that medical treatment? As a patient you have the right to make informed decisions on any medical procedures done to your body that are recommended to you. It is important to know that a doctor should always disclose all material risks that...

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Medical Malpractice: When Doctors Miss the Mark

CRICO Strategies, a division of the Risk Management Foundation of the Harvard Medical Institutions released a report that looked into the medical malpractice cases. These cases are of diagnostic errors specifically. CRICO maintains a database with information of more than 300,000 malpractice cases that include open and closed cases. In their study the analyzed over 23,000 malpractice cases filed between 2008 and 2012 to see what kinds of medical errors led to the lawsuits. Over twenty...

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