Medical Law And Ethics

What is Medical Law and Ethics?

You trusted your medical provider to give proper care for an illness or condition, but sadly, that wasn’t the case. So what do you do when you’ve been injured or you’ve lost a loved one due to the medical negligence or malpractice of a physician, hospital, or other healthcare professional? Turn to the legal counsel of a medical lawyer. When you become seriously injured by another person’s negligent actions, you may want someone on your side—someone who knows the laws, understands your rights, and can help you through the legal process.

In a medical malpractice lawsuit, you can pursue compensation for medical expenses, lost income, diminished earning capacity, loss of companionship, funeral and burial costs, pain and suffering, disfigurement, disability, and in cases in which the medical professional’s actions were intentional, punitive damages. Some issues involved in medical ethics include assisted suicide, cloning, human genetic engineering, stem cell research, contraception and more.

The interface between law, medicine and ethics is a subject of great contemporary...

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