Can I still file a medical malpractice claim if I signed a consent form?

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A consent form only says you are consenting to the treatment – a consent form does not give a medical professional permission to commit medical malpractice. You are entitled to file a medical malpractice claim even if you signed a consent form. If you suffered further injury or lost a loved one as a result of the negligent care of a medical professional, you should contact a Louisville medical malpractice lawyer.

The typical informed consent form is merely an agreement that you are allowing the medical professional to perform a procedure, you understand what is to be done during the procedure, and you understand the complications that may arise under normal circumstances. When you sign a consent form, you are generally provided with a copy, which your Louisville medical malpractice lawyer can use as evidence in your claim.

An informed consent form DOES NOT mean you consent to any negligent actions your medical professional may have undertaken that caused further injury or death. A consent form means you consent to the procedure and its standard risks/complications, not those caused by negligent acts.

Hiring a Louisville Medical Malpractice Lawyer

When considering filing a Kentucky medical malpractice claim, a Louisville medical malpractice lawyer at Gray and White Law can evaluate your case to determine if you have a viable claim. Our lawyers will help you review your consent form and give your case the personal attention it requires to fight for your fair compensation. Contact us today for a free case consultation1-888-450-4456.