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Doctors Must Warn Patients on Health Risks Associated with Treatment

Patients always have the ultimate decision regarding whether or not they will undergo a particular treatment. Even if healthcare providers disagree with the patient’s decision, they are obligated to respect it. However, doctors must always ensure that the patient’s decision is an informed one. Their responsibility is to notify patients on the risks of a… Read More »

Challenges Associated with Medical Malpractice Claims

Claims for medical malpractice come with challenges not often found in other types of personal injury lawsuits. This is because there are specific legal protections afforded to doctors that could shield them from liability in instances that involve patients being harmed through the course of their treatment. Under New York state malpractice laws, it’s clear… Read More »

Failure to Diagnose Cancer Could Be a Type of Medical Malpractice

The ability to properly treat cancer often depends on diagnosing it in its early stages. If doctors fail to diagnose cancer in a patient in a timely manner or at all, it could constitute medical malpractice, depending on the circumstances. A doctor has an implied duty of care to provide a quality of treatment consistent… Read More »