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INFORMED CONSENT │ PHYSICIAN’S DUTY & MEDICAL MALPRACTICE

In non-emergency situations, medical professionals are required by law to obtain a mentally competent patient’s informed consent for a particular course of treatment. The idea of informed consent is to give patients a meaningful opportunity to be informed about their own … Continue reading

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MEDICOLEGAL PITFALLS OF LAPAROSCOPY – Informed Consent, Risks, Intraoperative Errors, Vascular & Organ Injuries, Postoperative Complications

There has been amazing growth in the actual performance and acceptance of laparoscopy in surgery. As with all surgical treatments, problems may appear, nevertheless, laparoscopy isn’t any exclusion. Surgeons that perform laparoscopy should not only be experienced within the technique … Continue reading

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CARDIAC ABLATION

Cardiac ablation is a procedure that can correct heart rhythm problems (arrhythmias). Cardiac ablation works by scarring or destroying tissue in your heart that triggers or sustains an abnormal heart rhythm. In some cases, cardiac ablation prevents abnormal electrical signals … Continue reading

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Medical Malpractice and Surgeons’ Sleep Deprivation and Patient Safety

Research shows that a surgeon who has been working for 24 hours is impaired as much as a drunk person in thinking and motor function. So should patients have a right to know if their doctor has been up all … Continue reading

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The Top Ten Reasons – Physicians are Sued for Medical Malpractice

While a majority of medical malpractice claims against physicians involve an adverse outcome, or the patient’s perception of one, a small but growing percentage of patient injuries are the result of medical negligence or physician incompetence. Adverse outcomes can occur … Continue reading

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