Chicago, IL Medical Malpractice Attorneys
Medical Malpractice Lawyers
All patients have a right to determine which types of treatment they want and have a right to say what happens to their body. In order to do so, they need to have a complete understanding of what their medical options are in order to give informed consent. Informed consent means that you were provided with information about a medical treatment and you agree to receive that treatment. Some states even require you to give written consent, and not just verbal consent.
In order to give informed consent, you will need to understand:
- Which doctor will be performing the procedure and what their qualifications are
- What your medical condition is
- Why the procedure is being performed
- What the risks are associated with the procedure
- What the alternate treatments are
- What chance the procedure has at being successful
- What the expected recovery time is
- What the approximate cost of the procedure is and whether or not it will be covered by insurance
If a physician does not provide their patient with all of the information they need to make an informed decision and consequently, the patient suffers serious injury or death, the physician may be held responsible for their injuries. Cuda Law’s proficient medical malpractice attorneys are here to help you if you or a loved one suffered because of a lack of informed consent.