Four members of the Pacific Medical Law Team attended the 35th Annual Obstetrics, Gynecology, Perinatal Medicine, Neonatology and the Law Conference organized by Dr. Aubrey Milunsky and Dr. Jeff Milunsky in January of this year. The conference was attended by a diverse group of legal and health care specialists. The event featured exceptional presentations by
If you develop a serious illness or are injured in an accident, you will depend on your family physician not only to provide medical care, but also to assist you in obtaining employment accommodations, insurance benefits or third-party compensation. Your physician has legal and ethical duties to you in these circumstances. Susanne Raab has written
Last month we posted a blog describing Apgar scores and how they are used. Apgar scores are a quick assessment of a baby done at one, five and often 10 minutes after birth. It is a system that gives a score from 0 to 10 and assesses the baby’s heart rate, muscle tone, and other
One of the basic principles underlying all medical care is a patient’s right to make informed decisions about their medical treatment. Health care providers have an obligation to discuss with you the risks and benefits of any treatment being proposed. They must also let you know about viable alternatives to that treatment, and the risks
Doctors in several Lower Mainland hospitals are using virtual reality and robots to make emergency room visits for children as pain-free as possible. ER physician Dr. Amir Behboudi started using virtual reality (VR) goggles with children during potentially scary experiences like having an IV inserted or receiving stitches, and found that the results were positive.