Informed Concent and Medical Malpractice suit?
If you sign an Informed Concent form before a procedure was done that resulted in injury how does that affect the Medical Malpractice suit, or does it?
If a patient sues for malpractice (claiming that they didn't know about the risks involved) but signed an informed concent form, does it have an affect on the trial?
- Oreo SchmoreoLv 71 decade agoFavorite Answer
It depends on what reason the medical malpractice suit was filed. Gross negligence can sometimes override an informed consent. Please give more details if possible.
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- ?Lv 41 decade ago
If your injury was a result of one of the risks of your procedure explained under the informed consent you signed, it is very unlikely you will win in a malpractice suit. However, negligence on the part of the doctor is a different cookie, but there you have the burden of proof.
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