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February 2015

Breaches of Doctor-Patient Confidentiality

By | Medical Malpractice

Doctor-patient confidentiality is the expectation and legal responsibility of a doctor to keep all patient information confidential. A doctor is not authorized to share this information with anyone unless first getting the patient’s consent. The responsibility also applies to nurses and any other medical staff members who communicate with the patient or have access to the patient’s records. Doctor-patient confidentiality…

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Calculating Damages in Wrongful Death Lawsuits

By | Wrongful Death

How much is a life worth? Though this question seems impossible to answer, courts must answer it every day when deciding damages for wrongful death claims. Understandably, the answer is often complicated. In addition, the calculation of damages can be a painful and stressful process for the survivors who have filed the suit. If you or someone you know is…

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Always Hire a Criminal Defense Attorney

By | Criminal Defense

You could wind up charged with a criminal act for all kinds of reasons. Today, the Internet has greatly expanded the ways people can find themselves facing charges too. In any case, no matter what the crime, you’re entitled to a defense. Hiring a criminal defense attorney, and not simply taking the public defender, is essential. Caseloads Are High Public…

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Did You Give Informed Consent?

By | Medical Malpractice

A growing form of medical malpractice lawsuits concerns the lack of informed consent. Whenever a doctor begins a treatment or procedure on a patient, he must first get consent. Normally, a doctor will have the patient sign a consent form which verifies that consent was given. However, it isn’t enough just to get consent from a patient; it must be…

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