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Cedar Rapids Lack of Informed Consent Lawyer
Before performing any type of surgical procedure or medical treatment, a doctor must obtain “informed consent” from the patient. Establishing informed consent means that the patient is in a clear state of mind and fully understands the risks and benefits of a particular course of action, and then chooses to take that course. Numerous factors can diminish a person’s capacity to give informed consent, including the effects of numerous prescription drugs or medications given prior to some medical procedures. However, other factors such as extreme anxiety, an inadequate explanation of the procedure, or even being a minor can prevent someone from giving informed consent.
If you or a loved one has had a medical procedure performed without giving informed consent, contact the Cedar Rapids lack of informed consent lawyers of Leehey Olson Law, P.C., at (319) 294-4424 to schedule a free consultation.
Informed Consent and Liability
The lack of informed consent is notoriously difficult to prove, mainly because it involves judging an inherently subjective quality: the victim’s state of mind at the time of supposedly giving consent. The doctor’s insurance company will likely argue that you were able to give informed consent and will have a variety of weapons at their disposal in order to convince the judge of their claim. An experienced Cedar Rapids informed consent attorney can help guide you through the many potential legal pitfalls and work to win the best possible judgment for your case.
If you or a loved one has received treatment without giving consent, you may be eligible for compensation to cover medical costs, lost wages, and more. Contact a Cedar Rapids lack of informed consent lawyer from Leehey Olson Law, P.C., at (319) 294-4424 to learn more about your legal options.