Birmingham Lack of Informed Consent Lawyer
As a patient at a hospital or other medical facility, you have the right to know and understand your diagnosis, treatment options, and any other information that is pertinent to your health condition. Before receiving treatment for any health condition, a patient must be thoroughly informed about the method of treatment, its risks, as well as any other alternatives. Failure to inform patients of the details of their health condition and medical procedure may result in legal action.
If you or your loved one did not receive informed consent for a medical procedure, you may have been subjected to treatment that you did not want. If this terrible violation of your rights has occurred, contact the Birmingham lack of informed consent attorneys of Yearout & Traylor, P.C., at 205.414.8160 to learn more about your rights.
Definition of Informed Consent
Informed consent is necessary in most medical procedures so that a patient understands his or her conditions as well as the risks and alternatives to treatment options. Unless decisions are being made quickly in the emergency room, it is essential that a doctor provide a patient with the following information:
- A detailed description of the nature of the condition
- Explanation of why the treatment will be beneficial the condition
- Information about potential side effects of treatment
- List of alternative treatment options and their risks and benefits
- Potential outcome of no treatment whatsoever
If a medical professional failed to supply you with this information, you may be entitled to compensation.
The attorneys of Yearout & Traylor, P.C., are passionate about getting you compensation for medical negligence. To learn more about your legal rights if you have been treated without your informed consent, contact the Birmingham lack of informed consent lawyers of Yearout & Traylor, P.C., today by calling 205.414.8160.