The Importance of Patient Consent

In the medical field, informed consent is the process in which the healthcare provider discloses the accurate and complete information to a competent patient. In doing so, the patient can make an informed decision regarding whether or not to move forward with the procedure or treatment. It is the doctor or medical professional’s responsibility to obtain the patient’s full consent before moving forward with any kind of medical treatment.

If the patient does not have the full information necessary and agrees to a procedure or any form of treatment, this is not lawfully considered consent. Our Lexington personal injury attorneys of Goeing Goeing & McQuinn PLLC want to correct this injustice by holding the medical professional liable for his or her negligence or misconduct in this matter.

As a patient who was not fully informed of what is to come, you did not give your consent. Consent is defined as the ethical and legal expression of one’s right to have the respect of providing their full allowance before anything occurs. Without consent, even touching could be considered a criminal or civil offense. Consent must be expressly given, either verbally, written in a consent form, or even implied--such as when a patient offers their arm for blood drawing.

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