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When you receive medical care, you trust your doctors to provide the treatment that will offer the best possible outcome. You rely on their medical training to make the appropriate assessment and decisions regarding your health. However, you still have a right to be a part of this process. Additionally, in some cases, the consequences of treatment may be more severe than the benefits, and it is your right to decide if this is the right choice for you.
If a doctor fails to give you the appropriate information regarding your medical treatment, they deny you the basic right to make decisions for your own life and body. This is is not only immoral but it is illegal and you should not have to suffer the consequences. The Chicago lack of informed consent attorneys at Karlin, Fleisher & Falkenberg, LLC are prepared to help protect your right as a patient. Learn more about medical negligence.
Informed consent refers to your right as a patient to voluntarily decide on your course of medical treatment. This gives you the right to know the possible consequences of a procedure, all options available, and the likelihood of benefit. In certain settings, such as a yearly physical, consent is implied because the procedure is so low-risk. In most other scenarios, it is legally required that your doctor follows informed consent protocol, such as:
By following these informed consent protocols, your physician allows you to be part of the medical process and make the best decision possible for your health. The only reasonable exception is in the event of a medical emergency.
Failing to receive consent is not only a violation of a patient’s rights but it can have devastating results. If you or a loved one have suffered from a lack of informed consent, you have the right to fight back. A Chicago lack of informed consent attorney at Karlin, Fleisher & Falkenberg, LLC can help you determine the next step to take and may be able to help you receive compensation. To discuss the specifics of your case, contact us at (312) 346-8620 today.
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