Partner Michael A. Sonkin and Associate Michelle A. Frankel authored an article entitled
"Techniques to Obtain and Codify Informed Consent Discussions and Limit the Risk of Medical Malpractice Claims Based on a Lack of Informed Consent" featured in the November issue of MD News Long Island.
"The discussion between physician and patient prior to an invasive diagnostic procedure or surgery is a critically important aspect of care and treatment. This discussion is particularly important prior to an elective test or procedure to ensure the patient’s understanding of the reasonably foreseeable risks, benefits and alternatives to that test or procedure. Doing so helps to manage the patient’s expectations effectively, as well as to satisfy the physician’s obligations to obtain the patient’s informed consent for that test or procedure."
Read the full article here.