Valleywide Legal Blog

Informed Consent – Does It Matter?

Before a doctor performs any kind of significant medical procedure on a patient, he or she must obtain that patient’s informed consent, or risk a potential medical malpractice claim.  That means that the patient must be made aware of the potential … Read More

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Nurse Burnout Causing Infections

Ever feel burned out by work?  At some point we all have.  When that happens, we don’t work as efficiently or effectively.  We make mistakes.  So, it should come as no surprise that recent research shows that the patients of burned … Read More

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The Rising Costs of Medical Care

I came across an interesting post in the New York Times recently.  A mother was recounting her experiences with her daughter who had sprained an ankle at dance camp.  The pediatrician said it would get better over time.  When the ankle didn’t get … Read More

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