What Is Informed Consent? What Duties Do Physicians Have Informing Patients About Risks And Potential Complications?

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Informed consent is vitally important in medicine, both legally and ethically. Ethically, patients should have full domain over their bodies — they should be allowed to decline procedures if they believe the risks are too great, even if declining treatment would lead to death. Legally, in most cases, physicians must obtain the informed consent of patients before treating them. Unfortunately, some physicians will fail to seek true informed consent from patients before performing medical procedures — sadly, they may have financial interest in treating you and worry that you would decline treatment if the risks were fully known.

8 April 2019

Own Your Own Business? Estate Planning Tips You Need!

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Estate planning can be especially complex if you own your own business. You want to make sure your family is cared for, but it's equally important to make sure your business is also tended to. The following are a few tips than can help you get started when it comes to estate planning as a small business owner. Tip #1: Have a succession plan in place All too often, small businesses fall apart upon the passing of the owner because there is no one else to take over, or too much information pertaining to the business dies with the owner.

27 February 2019

Why You Need The Help Of A Real Estate Lawyer When Buying A Home

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Are you in the process of buying a home and looking to save money? If so, you may have considered not using the help of a real estate lawyer to help save on your home buying expenses. This can be a bad choice that you end up paying for if a mistake is made along the way. Here are a few reasons to use the help of a real estate lawyer, like those at Barrett Twomey Broom Hughes & Hoke LLP, when purchasing a home.

22 January 2019