Disclaimer for medical advice

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by dalailama, Mar 25, 2011.

  1. dalailama

    dalailama Junior Member

    Feb 13, 2011
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    Hi am currently building a website and the topic is a specific type of medical treatment. I have no previous expertise within the field but I am doing my research as throughly as I can.

    However, many sources say different things and it is hard to get a clear grip on which information is actually the correct one.

    Hence, I would like to know if any of you guys have any experiences of websites targeting the field of medicine and if so, how have you been writing the disclaimer?

    Is there anything in particular I should be concerned about? I am thinking of writing a specific text in bold warning for potential side effects and also link to the authority och government websites covering the field.

    Any suggestions would be highly appreciated :)
  2. teeniegenie

    teeniegenie Supreme Member

    Aug 28, 2010
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    Just search around on "medical" type sites. Here is the disclaimer from WebMD:

    The contents of the WebMD Site, such as text, graphics, images, and other material contained on the WebMD Site ("Content") are for informational purposes only. The Content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on the WebMD Site!
    If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or 911 immediately. WebMD does not recommend or endorse any specific tests, physicians, products, procedures, opinions, or other information that may be mentioned on the Site. Reliance on any information provided by WebMD, WebMD employees, others appearing on the Site at the invitation of WebMD, or other visitors to the Site is solely at your own risk.
    The Site may contain health- or medical-related materials that are sexually explicit. If you find these materials offensive, you may not want to use our Site. The Site and the Content are provided on an "as is" basis.

    Source: http://www.webmd.com/about-webmd-policies/additional-info?ss=ftr

    Good luck!
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  3. ron.ray

    ron.ray Jr. VIP Jr. VIP UnGagged Attendee

    May 24, 2010
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    if you wanna cover your ass you should add a disclaimer page with all the normal statements - like "contents of this site provided as is without any guarantee... the info in this site can not a substitute medical advise ... you should always validate the data given here with your personal doctor... etc."