Did You Receive Unauthorized Treatment or a Lack of Informed Consent? Consider a Lawsuit.
Understanding "Informed Consent"
Many people are unaware that they have a legal right to receive information about their medical condition, treatment choices, risks associated with the treatments, and their prognosis.
All of these vital details must be given in easily understood language and in a sufficient amount so that the patient is able to make an "informed" decision about medical treatment.
If you received this information, any consent you gave to treatment is presumed to be an "informed consent."
A doctor who fails to obtain informed consent for non-emergency treatment may be charged with a civil and/or criminal offense.
To bring a successful informed consent case against a doctor, the patient must usually show that, had he or she known of the risk or outcome allegedly not disclosed, the patient would not have opted for the treatment or procedure and thus avoided the risk.
Essentially, the patient must show there was a harmful consequence to the unauthorized treatment.
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