Informed Consent Claims
Syracuse Lawyers Helping Victims of Medical Malpractice
When we are ill, we turn to medical professionals for treatment. Ultimately, we have the final say over what kind of treatment we receive. Medical professionals are negligent when they fail to keep patients informed about their treatment options. When unauthorized treatment results in harm, the medical malpractice attorneys at Cherundolo Law Firm, PLLC can help.
In New York, as in other states, patients have the right to information about their medical condition, treatment options, the risks of treatment, and prognosis. This information must be presented in a way that is easy to understand so they can make an informed decision about their treatment. Since treatment can carry risks, such as harmful side effects, it's important for patients to know what to expect.
In general, in order to obtain informed consent, a doctor must provide the patient with easily understood information that:
- Describes the procedure or treatment
- Explains why the procedure or treatment is necessary and what the desired outcome is
- Explains risks and potential complications of the procedure or treatment
- Mentions alternative procedures or treatments (and their risks and potential complications)
- Estimates the likelihood of success for the procedure or treatment
A record of success with complex cases
Treatment-such as surgical procedures or medication-and even certain tests can result in harm to a patient. If you were harmed and your informed consent was not sought, we will hold the negligent medical professionals accountable. Depending on the details of your case, you may be able to seek compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, loss of earning capacity, disability or disfigurement, and pain and suffering.
Informed consent claims can be complicated. But our firm has unparalleled experience with complex medical malpractice claims and knows how to build a strong case that gets results. We are proud of our successful track record, as each verdict and settlement represents a client we have been able to help.
If you've been harmed as a result of failure to obtain informed consent for a procedure or treatment, we can explain your options during a free consultation. All you have to do is contact us to set up a time to meet.