Lack of Informed Consent
Informed consent is a necessary prerequisite to any surgical procedure, as well as non-surgical medical care. Informed consent is important because it provides a patient the opportunity to ask questions and learn about the type of surgery, treatment or therapy proposed by a healthcare professional. Proper informed consent should include a lengthy, two-way conversation between you and your healthcare provider about:
- the need for the procedure;
- benefits; and
- available alternatives.
The lawyers at Bottar Leone, PLLC, have considerable experience investigating, prosecuting and trying to verdict cases involving severe personal injuries, including situations where patients are not properly informed about surgery or other medical care. contact us now to discuss your case or concerns.