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Informed Consent in Massachusetts

When a person is considering certain medical treatment or surgical procedures, his or her medical team is not supposed to proceed without first obtaining what is called informed consent. Informed consent refers to a patient’s agreement to treatment after receiving an explanation of the procedure, its benefits and risks, alternatives, and more. When patients do not fully understand their proposed treatment, they may unwittingly agree to procedures that they would have otherwise avoided.

The attorneys of Crowe & Mulvey, LLP believe that doctors should work hard to fully inform patients of their options when seeking medical care. Failure to do so is disrespectful and even dangerous. Massachusetts victims of medical malpractice can trust Crowe & Mulvey, LLP to help them take action against this frustrating violation of rights.

What Counts as “Informed” Consent?

There are several things that typically must be included on an informed consent document to ensure that patients and their representatives are well aware of the different aspects of the proposed procedure. A patient must understand the following for the consent to count as informed:

  • A description of the procedure
  • A list of the potential dangers or risks of the procedure
  • A description of possible positive outcomes
  • The likelihood of success of the procedure
  • A list of alternatives to the procedure

It is a physician’s or hospital’s duty to make sure that you understand these aspects of medical care before you proceed with treatment.

File an Informed Consent Lawsuit in Massachusetts

If you believe that your medical team did not obtain proper informed consent from you before a procedure, you may be able to hold the healthcare practitioner accountable for this medical malpractice. Contact the experienced lawyers of Crowe & Mulvey, LLP today at (617) 404-3417 to learn more about your legal situation.

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