Medical Malpractice and Informed Consent
As it relates to medical malpractice, it is the physician’s duty to provide the patient with all of the material risks surrounding a procedure and/or providing alternatives, if they are applicable. Informed consent is a completely separate issue than the physician’s ability to treat and diagnose the patient.
Ways in which your doctor may have committed medical malpractice, as it relates to informed consent, are:
- Failure to disclose all of the material risks associated with a procedure, and this failure caused you are permanent injury,
- Failure to offer a less risky/invasive, feasible alternative, if one exists, and this negligence results in permanent injury.
If you believe you or your loved one was injured because the doctor failed to inform you of all of the risks or possible alternatives, and this led to permanent injury, including death, call the medical malpractice lawyers at our firm right away.