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Doctors & hospitals

Legal issues relating to medical treatment and hospitals.

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Medical malpractice

Medical malpractice

Medical malpractice occurs when a health care provider gives substandard treatment that causes harm to a patient. Learn your rights in getting medical care and what can constitute medical malpractice.

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If you have a problem with a doctor

If you have a problem with a doctor

If you’re concerned with the treatment provided by a doctor or about a doctor’s conduct, there are steps you can take. Learn how to make a complaint about a doctor.

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Hospitalizing a mentally ill person

Hospitalizing a mentally ill person

Anyone who wants help with a mental illness can ask to be admitted to a facility for treatment. The law also allows people to be involuntarily admitted in certain situations.

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