Removing the “form” from Informed Consent

Removing the “form” from Informed Consent

The concept of informed consent was long since codified, and has been the subject of numerous writings.  The informed consent doctrine requires that each patient be fully apprised – made aware of the risks and advantages of treatment, the same…

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How to Handle Bad Outcomes

How to Handle Bad Outcomes It is commonplace for treatment to produce unexpected or unintended results.  In some cases, these unanticipated outcomes are positive.  With other cases, however, the treatment result may be far less than desired or intended. Such…

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How to Choose a Professional Liability Insurer

Of all the decisions affecting a doctor’s practice, one of the most important is the selection of a professional liability carrier.  No one believes that they will commit an error that results in a claim, but errors do occur and…

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The Significance of Good Bedside Manners

Human beings are just that – human.  They can think and feel.  Doctors (as well as most other learned professions) are trained to think objectively, methodically and logically in their respective fields.  It has been said that the common link…

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