Many people must deal with the consequences of physician mistakes, medical malpractice, misdiagnosis, and other errors that often result in serious injury, disability, or death.
Physicians, Nurses, Hospitals, and other health care providers can be held liable for negligence if they failed to use the care and skill during treatment which reasonably competent practitioners in their locality are required to exercise in similar circumstances.
Furthermore, doctors can be held liable when they fail to properly explain the risk of medical treatment, so that a patient is unable to weigh the risks and benefits, make a decision, and give “informed consent” based on that failure to properly explain. A doctor must discuss with a patient the nature of the problem, the proposed treatment & alternatives, the probability of success, and the serious risks and potential side effects of the proposed treatment.
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