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Lack of informed consent occurs when a doctor fails to inform his or her patient about all of the ramifications and risks of a procedure before the procedure is done. It is the responsibility of medical professionals to properly inform patients about the treatments and procedures. When inadequate information is given, a patient cannot be informed enough to give informed consent.

Informed consent means that the patient has been told about the medical procedure and has made the informed decision to undergo the procedure or treatment. Although consent may be given verbally or in writing, many states now require written consent.

If you were not properly informed about your procedure or treatment and did not give consent before the procedure was carried out, share your story with an experienced Milwaukee medical malpractice attorney to learn more about your legal options by calling (414) 271-0900.

What Should a Written Consent Form Include?

Typically, a good written informed consent form should include:

  • The name of the physician or surgeon who will be performing the procedure
  • The physician’s qualifications
  • The patient’s current medical condition
  • The purpose of the proposed procedure
  • Any and all risks involved with the procedure
  • Alternatives, including their risks, as well as the option of non-treatment and its risks
  • Chances of the procedure’s success
  • Expected recovery length
  • Approximate cost of the procedure and whether or not it will be covered by a patient’s health insurance
  • There must also be an opportunity to ask a doctor any questions a patient might have.

Proving that there was a lack of informed consent is not enough to win a lawsuit. There must be a causal link between the lack of informed consent and any resulting injury. Working with a dedicated attorney can help you form a case around this link.

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If an injury does exist, every patient has legal rights that can be defended in a court. Contact the Milwaukee lack of informed consent attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® in Milwaukee to schedule your initial consultation and to determine if you have a case.

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