Before many major medical treatments like surgery, patients are required to sign a consent form to confirm that the patient understands what procedure will be performed, the risks and benefits of undergoing the procedure, as well as other treatment options. The medical consent form is designed to protect the physician, surgeon, and medical facility from liability while informing the patient or family members of the risks of treatments. However, signing a consent form does not take away your rights to receive treatment that complies with the applicable standards of care, or protect a medical professional from a medical malpractice lawsuit.… Read More

Your medical records are not just for the occasional read-through of nurses and doctors. Medical records track your illnesses, injuries and – most importantly – the actions that medical practitioners take in treating you. Whether it’s a nurse taking your blood pressure or a surgeon performing a hip replacement, every procedure should be fully documented in your medical records.… Read More