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What is vicarious liability?

You may have sustained a preventable injury due to medical treatment you received at an Indiana health care facility and wonder who is responsible for the medical malpractice. The most obvious answer is the treating physician. However, the scope of a medical malpractice claim can extend past the doctor, up to the facility that employs him or her and down to his subordinates. This is the principle of vicarious liability.

What is informed consent?

Before a doctor in Indiana treats you for an illness, injury or other medical condition, he or she must first acquire informed consent from you. You can help your doctor to provide you with the best care possible if you understand what informed consent is, in which situations it is not necessary and what role you have to play in the process as a patient.

How do you know if your doctor has malpractice claims?

If you are looking for a new doctor in Indiana, it is imperative that you take adequate time to research a health care provider who can give you the type of committed and loyal medical treatment you desire. Part of this research should be into your doctor's past to get an idea of how satisfied his or her patients have been with the care they have received. Uncovering a malpractice claim is something that you can do with a bit of research, and something that can potentially save you time, money and your health in the future.