Informed consent will not affect your Kentucky medical malpractice claim, in certain instances.
While a patient may have given informed consent for a doctor to go ahead with the medical procedure or treatment, it does not negate the doctor's duty to provide a standard of care that prevents further injury to the patient. If a doctor is medically negligent, even after informed consent is given, a patient may still file a Kentucky medical malpractice claim and recover damages if they are seriously injured.
Informed consent is a term used for when a doctor provides a patient with information on the risks and benefits of a medical procedure or treatment. This gives the patient the opportunity to consent to or decline the procedure. This is also the doctor's opportunity to provide alternative options to the patient.
Once a patient has heard the risks, benefits and alternatives, they may then sign a form that gives the doctor permission to proceed with the procedure or treatment.
Even with informed consent, it may still be demonstrated that a doctor failed to provide an appropriate standard of care to the patient, which resulted in injuries.
If you have been seriously injured because of medical negligence, you should contact a Kentucky medical malpractice attorney who will evaluate your case and determine whether you have a valid medical malpractice claim.
Contacting a Kentucky Medical Malpractice Attorney
A Louisville medical malpractice attorney at Gray and White Law can help you handle every aspect of your medical malpractice claim. If you've been injured in Kentucky, contact us today for a no-cost evaluation of your case - 888-450-4456 or 502-210-8942.