Medical Malpractice

What is the Difference Between Express and Implied Consent?

The idea of “consent” comes up frequently in the law. Criminal law, contract law, property law, and personal injury law (tort law) all have situations in which consent can play a part. In tort law, a medical malpractice claim can hinge on consent — or more accurately, it can hinge on informed consent. When health… read more

Causes & Symptoms of Caput Succedaneum

Caput succedaneum is the medical term for the swelling of a newborn infant’s scalp immediately after childbirth. When caput succedaneum occurs, it usually occurs from pressure on the baby’s head during delivery. It can occur in both vaginal deliveries and C-sections. During pregnancy, the baby grows inside an amniotic sac. The amniotic sac is filled… read more