Law & Medicine

Law & Medicine

Workers’ compensation law

Question: Employee, a poorly controlled diabetic, accidentally stepped on a nail at work. Surrounding cellulitis and abscess...

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Mandatory reporting laws

What requirements do state and federal governments impose on health care providers who treat potential cases of...

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‘Captain of the ship’ doctrine

Under the “Captain of the Ship” doctrine, physicians may face growing liability risks from their assistants’ negligence.

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Consent and DNR orders

Where have the courts set the lines over the issue of consent surrounding decisions to withhold CPR?

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Sexual harassment

Which physician behaviors and health care workplace environments cross the line into sexual harassment?

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Duty vs. confidentiality

What role does foreseeability play when a physician knows a patient may be a danger to others?

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