What is informed consent and how does it affect my Hawaii medical malpractice claim?

Informed consent is being given the opportunity to make an informed decision about the type of medical care or treatment that you receive. The failure to be given informed consent could result in a medical malpractice claim.
Medical malpractice is a complicated area of law, which is why you need an experienced Honolulu medical malpractice lawyer to help justify your claim. They understand the laws and rules pertaining to medical negligence and the types of situations that would warrant the filing of a malpractice claim.

Informed Consent in a Medical Malpractice Claim

Healthcare providers are required to give you enough information to make an educated decision about the type of medical treatment or care that you receive. If a doctor fails to provide you with sufficient, adequate information and it results in injuries you may be eligible to file a malpractice claim.
Once you have been provided with the information and you begin to receive treatment or medical care, it is considered warranted by informed consent. However, this does not necessarily mean that a healthcare provider can’t still be held medically negligent.
Even if informed consent has been given and a healthcare provider fails to provide the appropriate standard of care owed to you as a patient, and you are harmed or injured as a result, you may still be entitled to file a claim.
If you have been injured and you are not sure if it was the result of medical negligence or if your injuries would warrant filing a malpractice claim, you should immediately contact a medical malpractice lawyer. They will evaluate your case to determine whether you have a valid claim.
After an injury you should be able to spend your time focusing on your recovery, not dealing with insurance adjusters, never-ending paperwork and complicated legalese. Davis Levin Livingston will fight for your rights while you focus on healing. Contact us today for a free case evaluation – 1-866-806-4349.
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