Cincinnati Lack of Informed Consent Lawyer
All individuals have the right to make their own decisions regarding medical attention that will affect their lives, bodies, and health. It is the responsibility of professionals in the medical community to provide patients with any and all relevant information they need about all medical conditions, treatments, or procedures in order for them to make an educated and informed decision.
Unfortunately, in many situations, medical professionals fail to provide their patients with the necessary information they need to fully understand their medical conditions and make informed decisions about the direction of their medical care.
If you have been denied the information you need to make and informed medical decision, contact a Cincinnati lack of informed consent lawyer at Stepleton Dugan, LLC today at 513-321-7733.
Ensuring Informed Consent
Before a medical professional begins any potentially dangerous or invasive procedure or treatment, it is important that he / she provide the patient with all the information needed to make a responsible decision regarding that treatment. One way to ensure this is to provide patients with an informed consent form, detailing all the relevant information the patient might need to make an informed decision.
A good informed consent form typically includes the following information
- The name of the medical professional who will be performing the procedure / administering the treatment
- This person’s (these people’s) qualifications
- A detailed description of the patient’s medical condition
- The purpose / necessity of the recommended treatment / procedure
- Any possible risks or side effects that could result from the treatment / procedure
- Possible treatment alternatives
- Chances of success for the proposed treatment
- Expected recovery time
If you have been denied the relevant information needed to make a decision regarding your medical care, you may be in a position to claim damages. Cincinnati medical malpractice lawyers at Stepleton Dugan, LLC will provide you with the representation you need to win your lack of informed consent lawsuit.
If you or someone you know has been denied important medical information before a treatment or procedure, contact a Cincinnati personal injury attorney at Stepleton Dugan, LLC today at 513-321-7733 to discuss your legal rights and options.