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Understanding the basics of informed consent

If you have ever undergone surgery or have been subject to any other significant medical treatment, you have likely been compelled to sign a form indicating that you have given your informed consent for the procedure or treatment. Like many Americans, you may have not given this form much thought. Your mind was likely focused primarily on the procedure or treatment in question and issues involving your health.

What is birth asphyxia?

The birth of a child is typically celebrated, but the time leading up to that celebration can be intense. A mother must work through labor, C-sections, natural deliveries or other ways of giving birth just to see her child. Sometimes, these deliveries take too long or errors happen, and that can lead to the child suffering from birth asphyxia.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Medical Malpractice

Q: What is medical malpractice?

A: Medical malpractice is negligence committed by a professional health care provider, such as a doctor, nurse, dentist, technician, hospital worker or hospital, whose treatment of a patient departs from a standard of care met by those with similar training and experience, resulting in harm to a patient...

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