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Informed Consent: What Every Pennsylvania Physician Needs to Know


Informed consent is an important part of the patient-physician relationship and has implications for other theories of medical malpractice. The principle of “informed consent” has been a component of Pennsylvania’s common law since the 1930s and has been evolving ever since. Pennsylvania first considered the concept in 1932 in Moscicki ...

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A Cost-Effective Patient Tool for Pancreatic Cysts

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By Ananya Das, M.D. Pancreatic cysts (PCs) are increasingly discovered on abdominal imaging studies performed for unrelated health conditions. More than 120,000 pancreatic cysts undergo needle aspiration annually in the United States. Pancreatic cystic neoplasms (PCNs) account for a large subset of all PCs. PCNs are generally categorized as mucinous ...

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Doctors: Are you insured against disability in your medical specialty?


A refusal by your insurance company to pay disability insurance benefits when illness or injury prevents you from practicing in your medical specialty can be financially devastating. By Maggie M. Smith, Esquire A disability insurance policy is supposed to protect you from financial loss when an illness or injury interferes ...

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