Informed Consent: The Difference Between Medical Care, and Battery

The difference between medical care and battery is informed consent – the patient MUST agree to the treatment being performed ahead of time.

“Flat Denial”:  Stand Up, Speak Out, and Protect Patients

I have struggled to come up with a label for the malpractice of leaving extra tissue on a mastectomy patient’s chest against her consent.  Labels matter – it’s hard to speak about an experience if you don’t have verbiage to describe it.  My friend Amanda has a dark sense of humor, and calls the awfulContinue reading ““Flat Denial”:  Stand Up, Speak Out, and Protect Patients”