Medical Malpractice and Informed Consent

Sunday, June 14th, 2015 by | Posted In: Medical Malpractice

medical malpractice - informed consentSometimes when the medical malpractice lawyers at our firm are investigating case, the issue of informed consent is brought to light. But what is it exactly?

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:

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.

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