Massachusetts Lack of Informed Consent Lawyer
The Massachusetts lack of informed consent lawyers at Crowe & Mulvey, LLP, know that all patients have a right to be aware of certain facts regarding a proposed course of treatment before deciding whether or not it may be the best choice for them. In legal terms, this is known as the patient’s right to informed consent. Unfortunately, not all doctors respect this right, failing to provide their patients with the information they need to make an informed decision about their own treatment. When this occurs, patients may be placed at risk of suffering a serious injury or medical complications, not to mention significant emotional trauma.
If you have suffered an injury or illness as a result of a lack of informed consent, you may be entitled to seek compensation for your losses and undue suffering. Contact a Massachusetts lack of informed consent attorney at Crowe & Mulvey, LLP, today by calling (617) 426-4488 to discuss your case with a qualified member of our legal team and learn more about your rights and options under the law.
What is Informed Consent?
For a patient to be able to provide their informed consent to a medical procedure, there is a range of information they likely need to know. While this varies depending on the situation, some common details that may be required include:
- Doctor’s qualifications
- Details of patient’s condition
- Details of treatment plan
- Alternative treatment options
- Potential side effects of treatment
- Cost of treatment
- Treatment prognosis
Without knowing about these and other details, a patient may not be able to truly provide their consent to a medical procedure or course of treatment.
If you have suffered because you lacked the ability to provide informed consent to your treatment, we can help you hold the responsible party accountable. Contact a Boston lack of informed consent lawyer of Crowe & Mulvey, LLP, today by calling (617) 426-4488. We can help you understand what options are available to you in this situation and potentially help you develop a plan of action moving forward, so do not hesitate to call.