The scourge of defensive medicine — the practice of recommending tests or treatments for the purpose of avoiding or mitigating litigation — has been dissected tirelessly.
Medical professionals can be caught between the legal and ethical obligations of informed consent and the legal obligations of complying with law enforcement orders.
Jennifer Bolen, JD, provides PAINWeek 2017 attendees with information on risk reduction and response to medication overdose events.
Some courts have ruled that if no medical decision or treatment decision is offered, a physician-patient relationship is not created, and no responsibility for the physician's fate is transferred.
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