The process in which a doctor gets a person’s permission to perform a medical procedure is called informed consent. This involves the patient being supplied with the information necessary to make a voluntary decision to accept or decline the procedure.
When a patient sustains serious injuries or dies because of a lack of knowledge about potential risks of a medical procedure, then that person or his or her family may be able to pursue a medical malpractice claim against the negligent doctor or physician. It is important for anybody who has been the victim of doctor misrepresentation or lost a loved one because of a failure to inform of potential complications to immediately seek the legal assistance of an experienced attorney.
If you suffered catastrophic injuries or your loved one died because a doctor failed in his or her duty to disclose the risks of a medical procedure, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, and other financial considerations. Emanuel Balams helps medical malpractice victims and families all over the greater Atlanta area.
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When a patient consents to a medical procedure, he or she needs to understand the information that is provided and make his or her decision without any undue influence. Hospitals frequently have a patient sign several forms indicating that he or she fully understands all possible implications of undergoing the medical procedure.
The information that is typically required to be communicated to the patient includes:
When a doctor or physician fails to fully inform a patient of the possible complications of a medical procedure, the results may be devastating. People seeking treatment for one type of medical condition may suffer a completely different ailment that requires additional medical attention.
People may have valid medical malpractice claims when a doctor misrepresentation involves any of the following failures to inform:
There can be certain situations in which doctors or physicians are not required to provide patients with information before a medical procedure or get the informed consent of patients. A few examples of such situations include:
Did your doctor fail to fully inform you of the possible complications associated with surgery or another medical procedure? Emanuel Balams may be able to help you obtain medical compensation for medical expenses, pain and suffering, and any lost wages that resulted from the negligence.
Balams Law Group represents clients throughout the Atlanta area as well as residents of Fulton County, Gwinnett County, Cobb County, DeKalb County, and Clayton County. Call (404) 445-2005 right now to let our firm review your case and evaluate your legal options during a free consultation.