Lack of Informed Consent
As a patient, you have the right to fully understand your condition. You deserve to be informed on what treatment your body will undergo and the risks associated with that treatment. If your doctor fails to educate you on the details of your planned treatment, or performs a treatment for which you were not properly advised, you are unable to give informed consent.
Informed consent consists of two major components:
- You must be fully advised on your course of treatment. All risks and rewards related to your treatment should be disclosed by your doctor.
- You must give permission, be it oral or written, for your doctor to execute any treatment.
Unless it is an emergency, a doctor cannot administer pharmaceuticals or perform surgery without your consent. If a doctor does not get informed consent from a patient, and the patient is injured, the patient may have grounds to sue the doctor for medical malpractice
You need to be told about and understand many things before treatment begins, including:
- The name of the doctor performing the procedure and his qualifications
- Your medical condition
- The purpose of the procedure
- The risks involved
- Any alternative treatments or procedures and risks involved
- The chances of the procedures success
- The expected recovery time
- The approximate cost of the procedure and if it’s covered by your health insurance
Graves McLain will fight for your right to be properly and thoroughly informed on all issues pertaining to your health and medical treatment. We are experienced in serious injury and medical malpractice cases, so you can be sure you have a qualified team working to protect your rights.
Contact the Tulsa, Oklahoma Personal Injury Lawyers at Graves McLain at, 1-800-390-6600, email us directly, or request a free consultation online. An experienced attorney will review you situation at no cost to you. Trust our team, we are here to help.
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