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The Importance of Informed Consent

When facing important medical decisions, patients have the right to understand and consent to their proposed medical treatment before undergoing any procedures. As such, physicians are responsible for informing patients of their treatments’ alternatives, risks, potential side effects, and more. If a doctor fails to provide his or her patient with this information, and the patient then suffers from unanticipated injuries or complications, the physician may be held liable for failing to obtain the patients’ informed consent.

If you suffered an injury after your doctor failed to obtain your informed consent for your treatment, you may be eligible for financial compensation for any subsequent medical bills and other damages. Contact a Racine medical malpractice attorney of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. to discuss your legal options for pursuing the compensation you deserve from the doctor at fault. Call our office today at 800-242-2874.

Details of Informed Consent

Patients have a right to know what their procedural options are, as well as the ramifications of opting out of treatment. Some of the details that physicians are obligated to give to their patients include:

  • Nature of the condition
  • Available treatment options and alternatives
  • Potential side effects
  • Recovery time

Without sufficient information, patients may be subjected to treatments and painful side effects that they would not have otherwise chosen.

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If you suffered an injury because your doctor did not provide you with sufficient information before your treatment, you may want to consider taking legal action. Contact a Racine medical malpractice lawyer of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. today at 800-242-2874 for a free consultation.