When a health care professional causes personal injury in the course of diagnosis or treatment, it is known as medical malpractice. The average damages award .... Read more
Nursing home liability for personal injury to residents, especially falls and pressure sores, is a growing area of legal concern. Although only a small portio.... Read more
Every vaccine and prescription drug on the market must go through a rigorous government approval process before it can be sold to the public. However, this go.... Read more
When born in a hospital, a baby is routinely given a Hepatitis B shot, a vitamin K injection and an application of ointment in the eyes. In all states, a parent can refuse these treatments. It is best to use a waiver signed ahead of time and submitted to the hospital.
The American Academy of Pediatrics encourages healthcare providers to seek the informed permission of the parents ...
A recent study reported in the Archives of Internal Medicine shows that doctors often fail to tell patients about bad medical test results. In a review of the medical records of 5,434 patients at primary care and academic medical facilities, researchers found that doctors failed to tell patients about abnormal test results more than 7% of the time.
Investigators led by Dr. Lawrence P. Cas...