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Informed Consent

Before any doctor can perform a procedure or a course of treatment that carries with it a significant amount of risk, he or she must obtain “informed consent” from the patient. This means that the patient must, in a rational state of mind, fully know and understand the risks and benefits of any course of action.

If you or a loved one has had a medical procedure performed and did not give informed consent, contact Cincinnati personal injury attorney Stepleton Dugan, LLC at 513-321-7733.

Why Do You Need Informed Consent?

Although every action carries with it some degree of risk, many medical procedures have numerous risks associated with them that may not be immediately obvious. The doctor’s job is to explain these risks to you so that you can make an intelligent decision as to whether or not you would like to pursue a specific course of treatment.

However, numerous factors can prevent you from being able to give informed consent, and if a doctor chooses to perform a procedure without first obtaining consent, he or she may be liable for any injuries that occur as a result. Some of these situations may include:

  • Being under the influence of medication when consent was given
  • Having a procedure explained in overly complex terms
  • Making a decision in a state of extreme stress or anxiety
  • Being injured or in another kind of compromising position when consent was given
  • Lack of any information from a medical professional before the treatment / procedure

Contact Us

We believe that neglecting to obtain informed consent is inexcusable. If you or a loved one has suffered injuries from a medical procedure and did not have the chance to give your informed consent, contact a Cincinnati personal injury lawyer Stepleton Dugan, LLC at 513-321-7733, and we will fight to help you secure the compensation you deserve.

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6071 Montgomery Road
CincinnatiOH 45213
(513) 321-7733
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6071 Montgomery Road
Cincinnati, OH 45213
(513) 321-7733

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