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Is a Doctor Liable For Taking a Calculated Risk?

Rabbi Yitzchak Grossman Case: Yankel’s cardiologist is very concerned after his check-up. He informs the patient that his heart is in very bad shape and, if the problem is not treated, he will not have long to live. The doctor…

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Is a Doctor Liable for a Misdiagnosis?

Rabbi Yitzchak Grossman Case: Reuven was not feeling well. He went to see his doctor, who told him that he is deathly ill with cancer and must start chemotherapy immediately. Reuven took his advice and started chemo, but later discovered…

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Is a Surgeon Liable for Malpractice?

Rabbi Yitzchak Grossman Question:  A surgeon is operating on a patient and, during surgery, inadvertently caused damage to the patient. Is he liable for this damage?  Answer: The basic halachic rule of medical malpractice is that if a doctor is…

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