Thursday, August 29, 2013

Dangerous surgery


[There is a lot to say here, and this responsum only begins to address it, but I thought it still worth bringing here:]

In a situation in which doctors believe that a patient will die in a short time [Rabbi Feinstein does not define 'short' here], the patient may pursue a dangerous surgery even if the odds given for its success are less than 50%.

(Rav Moshe Feinstein, Igrot Moshe Yoreh Deah 2:58)

Have a good day,

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