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People about to undergo an operation or other medical procedure are, as a matter of routine, offered information about the upcoming procedure. The mechanics of the procedure, the progression of recovery and the potential hazards are all explained, in conformance with the informed-consent doctrine, which requires that people be given the information that any patient in their situation would want to consider before deciding on whether to have an operation.
By Janice G. Inman
In a drug or medical device injury case, one of the defense’s most potent arguments is often that the product in question underwent FDA approval, so the balance of its safety and efficacy has already been determined. But when a device is approved for sale to the public through the FDA’s 510(k) process, the rigorous safety and efficacy analysis required of new and unique medical devices has not been undertaken.
By Kevin Quinley
For health care services to serve an influx of patients, so-called “physician extenders” now carry out functions previously performed by doctors. The aim of this article is to examine factors driving the growth in physician extenders, identify liability “hotspots” and offer tactics for health care providers to use in managing professional/medical liability risks.
By Mitch Warnock
Part Two of a Two-Part Article
Your paralyzed client currently has many problems to deal with, but the future holds many more. In order to advocate for your client, you need to gain an understanding of his or her current and future challenges, and work to maximize the resources your client will need to deal with them.
By Mitch Warnock
Part One of a Two-Part Article
When you take a catastrophic injury case involving paralysis, it is important to have a thorough understanding of the problems and pitfalls. In this two-part article, I will explore, from personal experience, the different types of future expenses the client can expect to incur.