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Right to Abortion, Roe v. Wade, Comparative Analysis

In 1971, a pregnant single lady with the pseudonym Jane Roe filed a lawsuit challenging Texas abortion law. She filed the suit on behalf of herself and others against Henry Wade, the district attorney of Dallas County, Texas. At the time, it was illegal to attempt or get an abortion unless done to save the mother’s life. A licensed doctor, Dr Halford, who had been arrested twice for violating the law, was permitted to join Roe’s lawsuit with the claims…

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MISCONCEPTIONS ABOUT MEDICAL LAW

Why do you need a medico-legal team? What is the business of the legal professions within the medical space? Should saving lives be bogged down by legal restrictions? These are some of the usual questions that are raised when discussing health and the law. Unfortunately, since having a legal outfit in hospitals is not common practice in this part of sub-Sahara Africa, its importance is lost and its relevance, buried under hundreds of hospital bedpans and medical diapers.…

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RIGHT TO MEDICAL PRIVACY

In the course of a typical day at the hospital, a variety of personal information of anyone patient is harvested by a physician during consultation or treatment and stored in a Hospital cabinet. Some of such information may be generic and common knowledge others may be intrusive and appear prying, others still may hold sentimental value to the patient. All of which would have remained personal knowledge of the patient but for the existing professional relationship between the patient and…

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ROLES OF THE GOVERNMENT IN PROTECTING PATIENTS’ RIGHTS

Patients’ rights include sets of rights, responsibilities and duties under which individuals seek and receive healthcare services. They are basic rules of conduct between patients and medical caregivers as well as institutions and people that support them. Patient rights is a general statement that covers matters like access to care, consent to treatment and confidentiality. Though the details are subject to change, some patients’ rights include: Right to be respected Right to be informed …

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NO LEGAL TEAM? BAD IDEA!

Every Medical Facility needs a legal team/consultant Every business comes with legal challenges that must be properly understood and compliance-related matters that must be accommodated in the course of doing business. Just like any industry, the healthcare sector has a rather robust legal framework defining, regulating and circumscribing its scope. In the same way, health care providers are considered specialists within the health and medical space, Lawyers with health and medical experience are considered experts in assisting their medical clientele in…

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