What is informed consent?

Informed consent is a legal term which can be understood as a patient’s ability to provide consent to a medical procedure with the full knowledge necessary for an appropriate decision to be made. Patients who are not fully informed about various aspects of their treatment or procedure, such as alternative options or potential side effects and risks, may be entitled to seek compensation for any suffering resulting from the lack of information they received.

If you would like to know more about informed consent, or if you believe that you were not fully informed about a procedure before it was conducted, contact the Boston medical malpractice lawyers of Crowe & Mulvey, LLP, today at (617) 426-4488.