Lack of Informed Consent Lawyer
Personal Injury Lawyers Serving Tucson, Phoenix, Flagstaff and all Arizona cities and communities
All patients who are recommended by a doctor to undergo some sort of medical procedure must be informed of the risks associated with the treatment. After they have received this information, the patients may choose to give what is known as “informed consent,” which is their formal allowance of the doctor to perform the proposed procedure. Patients may also opt to undergo an alternative form of treatment, if they feel as though the suggested treatment is too risky.
If you have been injured from a treatment to which you never gave informed consent, then you may be eligible to make a medical malpractice claim against your doctor. The Tucson, Phoenix, and Flagstaff lack of informed consent lawyers of Haralson, Miller, Pitt, Feldman & McAnally, P.L.C. can help you learn more about your legal rights in this situation. Please call our offices today to speak with an experienced attorney about your situation.
What is Included in Informed Consent Forms?
All patients should be provided with informed consent forms prior to undergoing any sort of medical procedure. In order to be thorough and sufficiently informative, the forms should cover the following matters:
- Name of the physician who will perform the procedure
- Qualifications possessed by the physician
- A description of your current condition
- What the procedure should do for you
- The risks associated with the proposed treatment
- Any alternative procedure options
- Chances of the treatment’s success in curing or healing the patient’s condition
- Approximate recovery time after the procedure
- Approximate cost of the procedure (with insurance coverage factored in)
If you have not received an informed consent form that addresses all of the above issues, you may not be aware of all the risks associated with your procedure.
When is Informed Consent Not Necessary?
In certain cases, informed consent may not be necessary prior to medical treatment. These cases include the following:
- Emergency situations – immediate treatment may be necessary to protect the life and safety of the patient
- Minor procedures – acts that aren’t considered to be “medical treatments,” including diagnostic procedures such as blood pressure readings
If you have not been properly informed of all parameters related to your treatment and your situation does not fall into either of the above categories, then you may have the basis for a medical malpractice case.
Contact the Tucson offices of Haralson, Miller, Pitt, Feldman & McAnally, P.L.C., at 800-723-1676 or the Phoenix offices at 877-366-5557 or the Flagstaff offices at 800-723-1676. From these three offices we serve all Arizona cities and communities.