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What is Informed Consent?

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Informed Consent is the process by which a physician advises a patient about his or her treatment. Depending upon state laws,

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Medicare Overview

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About 40 million people in the United States are covered by Medicare, mostly seniors. Medicare covers most of the cost of hospitalization and

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What is Medicare Part A Law?

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Most people over the age of 65, regardless of finances, are entitled to Medicare Part A at no costs, based on your

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What is Medicare Part B Law?

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Medicare Part B is basically medical insurance, meant to help with doctors bills in and out of the hospital, as well as

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What is a Medicare Prescription Drug Plan?

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In 2003, Congress passed legislation that provides a prescription drug benefit to seniors – or a Medicare New Prescription Plan. Starting

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What is the Statute of Limitations?

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Medical malpractice suits all have statutes of limitations, i.e. time limits upon which you can file a a medical

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What are Medicare and Medicaid Laws?

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Medicare: Medicare is a federal insurance program for people age 65 and older and certain disabled people. The Centers for Medicare &

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What are Negligent Prescriptions?

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The manufacturer of a prescription drug has, at minimum, a legal duty to warn the medical profession of any risks

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What is a Standard of Care?

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Standard of care is important in medical malpractice suits because to be held liable, a doctor must not only

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What are the Elements of Medical Malpractice?

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Most states follow the general rule that, to prove a medical malpractice case, a patient must prove: 1)

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