It is the doctor’s responsibility to ensure that patients are fully informed about the medical care they receive—both the good and the bad. This is what makes informed consent violations a form of medical malpractice.
When doctors do not provide enough information to adequately inform their patients about medical treatments and cause harm to those patients, they should be held accountable. Fieger Law has been fighting for the injured and victimized since 1964.
Liability & Informed Consent
The purpose of informed consent is to respect patient decisions regarding their own body. If a doctor fails to obtain this informed content, they have committed a crime and has liability for medical malpractice. This is because the practitioner didn’t provide the patient with adequate information.
HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS IN VERDICTS & SETTLEMENTS
Fieger Law has secured more million-dollar verdicts than any firm in the United States. We have changed thousands of lives with our results and improved the safety of countless patients around the country. We have the resources and medical malpractice experience to ask the right questions, draw the truth out of tight-lipped hospitals, and prove violations against the health rights of you or your loved ones.
Even if a patient signs a statement assuming the risk associated with treatment, it doesn’t mean they have given up all their rights to receive an acceptable standard of care. A patient does not consent to the negligence of a medical professional. Our firm isn’t afraid of big hospitals, well-equipped insurance lawyers, or documents alleging your knowledge. We know the truth of these cases is far simpler: a doctor made a mistake, and a patient paid for it.
It’s our job to make sure the right people pay for medical negligence.