What Is Standard of Care?

A doctor comforting a patient with the words, what is standard of care?

When you’re sick, you trust in doctors and nurses to solve your ailment. However, when a healthcare professional fails to follow the standard of care, leading to a worsening condition or a new injury, medical malpractice may have occurred. In order to prove that your new ailment or worsening condition is due to the negligence […]

What is Informed Consent?

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When a doctor sees you in an office or hospital, he or she has certain obligations to fulfill to you. Since you’re trusting your life, health, and well-being to that doctor, misconduct on the doctor’s part is extremely unacceptable. One important obligation that a doctor has to you is making sure that you are fully […]