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Medical Malpractice : Uninformed Consent

Medical Malpractice : Uninformed Consent
In most cases doctors need informed consent of the patient before performing any medical procedure on a patient. However, sometimes under certain circumstances, there will be moments where a doctor does not need the patients informed consent, and those are the following: During an Emergency When there is an emergency, there is a lack of time in explaining all the known risks that could occur. The doctor has to quickly react in order to save the patient’s life. If the patient would not have allowed the treatment during these circumstances, they cannot sue regardless of the fact. When a patient is very emotionally fragile: If the doctor knows that a patient is so emotionally overwhelmed that will cause them to refuse a procedure or a treatment that is in other words required to save their life, then the doctor might not need an informed consent. Ax example would be if...
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Medical Malpractice: Informed Consent

Medical Malpractice: Informed Consent
Doctors have an obligation to make their patients aware of any uncertainties that can happen during a procedure they undergo, or a treatment that they receive. This is known as ‘informed consent’. Without an informed consent, the doctor cannot go on with a procedure, but if they do and the patient gets injured, then the patient will be allowed to file a medical malpractice claim against the doctor. Listed below will be what makes up an informed consent, when does it have to be applied, and if there are any exceptions to the rule. Defining Informed Consent There are always risks associated with procedures and treatments. The MD is legally responsible to tell the patient of these risks that can happen and let them decide if they want to continue with the procedure or treatment. This is where the informed consent takes place. Most of the time, a patient has...
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What Are the Complications of a Defective Transvaginal Mesh Implant?

What Are the Complications of a Defective Transvaginal Mesh Implant?
If you were a patient who received a transvaginal mesh implant , you were under the impression that this was a safe device to aid with incontinence or pelvic organ prolapse. Sadly, many patients in this situation have discovered a broad range of complications after surgery, which has led to personal injury lawsuits against the manufacturer. Continue reading to learn about some of the most common complications with these implants, and what you should do if you have been impacted. The two biggest complications for women who underwent this surgery are organ perforation and erosion. Organ Perforation Simply put, this term refers to the wall of a hollow organ being penetrated. When mesh erodes, it can puncture organs like the bowel, rectum, urethra, or bladder. Sometimes this perforation can even occur during mesh implantation surgery. Erosion Erosion refers to what happens when the mesh in the implant wears through the...
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Essential Health and Safety Tips for Your Business

Essential Health and Safety Tips for Your Business
If you own a business, health and safety should be one of your top priorities. Of course, being a business owner means there are a load of things to remember. In fact, your list of priorities is more than likely very long indeed. However, health and safety is essential for the health of you, your employees, and your customers. It can’t be stressed enough how important this is. If you neglect to follow health and safety procedures, there’s no end to the trouble you could end up in. These health and safety tips should help you to keep your business safe and sound: Make Sure Your Team are Trained to Use Equipment Make sure your whole team are trained to properly use the equipment required in your business. If they’re not, and something goes wrong, you could end up with a lawsuit . You could seriously injure somebody, and it’ll...
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Steps to Getting a Clinical Negligence Claim Finalised Quickly

Steps to Getting a Clinical Negligence Claim Finalised Quickly
If you require medical or clinical care , there is no worse feeling than having some sort of negligence happen to you during your stay in hospital or in a care facility. Not only can this make you feel worse and harm your health in the short and long term, it can seriously hinder you working and living a normal life due to your injuries. I spoke with clinical claims specialists Claim Today for this article and they highlighted to me these important steps when making a medical claim. Do you have a Legitimate Claim? First and foremost, it’s important that you establish whether you have a legitimate claim or not. Clinical negligence can come from the following: -        Mistake made from surgery -        Knee replacement errors -        Sub Standard care from nurses dentists and medical professionals. If any of these have happened to you then you have basis for...
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Seek Legal Justice for Medical Error

Medical malpractice is a common incident. It happens almost everyday, in every country. This is a legal term, which refers to harm sustained by a patient due to the negligence of a medical practitioner or a nurse. Sometimes a patient suffers severe injury or illness due to this. Sometimes, this even results in the death of the patient. The victim or the patient is eligible to recover compensation for the financial losses and pain; he/she had to endure due to this.   Medical malpractice lawsuits are complicated by nature, because of the involvement of the medical terms. Moreover, the plaintiff will have to establish certain factors to recover maximum amount of compensation. The plaintiff must show that the hospital or the physician had a duty. Next, he/she had to prove that the duty has been breached by the defendant. Then, the plaintiff must establish the fact that the breach of...
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