Bariatric Surgery Informed Consent Materials: What You Need to Know During COVID-19

Understand the connections between bariatric surgery, COVID-19 and risk management.

The Evolving Use of Medication‑Assisted Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder

Over the last few decades, the opioid epidemic has moved close to the forefront of national health news.

Managing Patient Expectations in Non-Emergent Orthopedic Surgery

Surgical indications can be divided into different categories.

How to Address the Medical Malpractice Pitfalls Associated with Diagnosing Ovarian Cancer

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, ovarian cancer is the second most common gynecological cancer and causes more deaths than any other female reproductive cancer.

Legal Alert: Dressing for Success: Rethinking Dress Codes in the Workplace

Many workplaces have some form of a dress code for their employees. But, in light of legal and cultural developments over the summer, now is a good time for businesses to take a look at their existing policies and how they enforce them.

Emerging from the COVID-19 Outbreak: Radiology Practice Legal Considerations

The SARS-Cov-2 (Coronavirus or COVID-19) pandemic and the physical distancing measures taken to combat its spread have had a significant negative impact on businesses across the country.

People in the News

Catholic Health Services (CHS) has named Scott Orstad Vice President of Marketing. He will focus on brand development, enhancing digital strategy, market research and planning and strategic direction for promotion and advertising.

Scott Orstad, VP of Marketing, CHS

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Pursuing Evidence Behind Congenital Heart Defects

Congenital heart defects involve a structural abnormality of the heart that exists at birth. While overall rare, usually affecting 1% of all births, congenital heart defects are one of the most common birth defects in babies.

The Critical Role of Documentation in the Medical and Surgical Management of Children

Critical to the defense of any medical malpractice claim at trial is neutralizing and eliminating sympathy from the pool of prospective jurors that will ultimately render a verdict as to whether the defendant physician is liable for the patient-plaintiff’s injuries. This is especially true when the injured party is a child.

How Oncological Medical Malpractice Arises and Can Be Defended

Oncologists are not sued for medical malpractice as frequently as other specialists, but there are patterns in the types of situations that prompt medical malpractice claims against them. An awareness of these patterns can help oncologists better engage with their patients contemporaneously and hopefully prevent claims of negligence altogether. When a claim is made, having thorough and well-documented patient engagement and management helps demonstrate that the standard of care was met, which is imperative to a physician’s defense.