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?

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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?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    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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    1 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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  • 3 years ago

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