Informed Consent: The doctor’s duty to explain the risks of recommended procedures to a patient before the patient decides whether or not to go forward with the treatment.
Informed Consent - Frequently Asked Questions
Responsible. Competent. Experienced. You think of physicians having all these qualities. You put your life in their hands. Yet, sometimes things go awry. When things go wrong and the actions of a medical professional harm you, he or she has failed to fulfill professional obligations to you. The doctor failed to perform his or herRead More
Minor medical errors are mistakes healthcare providers make that do not result in significant harm to their patients or anyone else. When a healthcare provider commits an act of clear negligence that causes harm, however, they may be liable for medical malpractice. If you suffered harm because of an error made by a doctor orRead More
Informed Consent - News Articles
North Carolina Family Files Lawsuit Against Cape Fear Valley Health System Less than a year ago, David Edward Bryant, Sr., who was then 67, lost his balance and fell. Bryant, who was awarded the Purple Heart for his service in Vietnam, suffered bruising, but at the time of the fall avoided any major injuries. HeRead More
Six years ago, Silvino Perez underwent open heart surgery to bypass a blocked artery. The operation was performed by Dr. Pervaiz Chaudhry at the Community Regional Medical Center in April 2012. Chaudhry, 57, was then associated with the Valley Cardiac Surgery Medical Group located in Fresno, California. According to a medical malpractice lawsuit Chaudhry completedRead More