Lack of Informed Consent

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What Is Lack of Informed Consent?

Informed consent is a fundamental principle in medical ethics and law. Patients have the right to be informed about the risks, benefits, and alternatives associated with medical treatments so they can make informed decisions about their healthcare.

Unfortunately, not every physician takes the time to provide that information adequately. When this happens, it could be considered a lack of informed consent and can be the basis for a medical malpractice lawsuit.

Standards for Informed Consent

If a doctor fails to obtain a patient’s clear and unambiguous understanding of the risks and alternatives associated with a medical procedure or treatment, there are potential grounds for a medical malpractice lawsuit. The several elements of an informed consent claim:

  1. The patient was injured by the treatment.
  2. The treatment carried a significant risk of causing serious harm.
  3. The doctor did not tell the patient about the risk of harm.
  4. A reasonable patient would have refused the treatment if the doctor had informed them of the risk.
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How Lack of Informed Consent Occurs

If you believe you or a loved one has been the victim of lack of informed consent, it’s important to investigate how this occurred. Common scenarios include:

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Our Medical Malpractice Lawyers Will Fight for You

Lack of informed consent lawsuits can be complicated and emotionally taxing, which is why it’s essential that you get the expertise and representation you need. Our attorneys will guide you through the legal process with compassion and understanding every step of the way.

Although Tort laws have made it more difficult to pursue medical malpractice cases, our attorneys have the expertise and experience necessary to help you obtain the justice you deserve. With us on your side, you can take back your rights and make sure justice is served.

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If you or a loved one has been the victim of lack of informed consent, don’t wait. Our legal team can protect your rights and make sure that any medical negligence won’t go unchallenged. With over 35 years of experience, the attorneys at G. Eric Nielson & Associates will fight to uphold justice in every case we take.

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