When you go to a doctor or hospital to receive medical care and treatment, especially surgery, you assume that the doctors will fully inform you of all of the risks and benefits of treatment so that you can make a sound decision. Unfortunately, that is not always the case; and, in some instances, the failure to allow a patient to make an informed choice about their medical care can constitute medical malpractice. In order to hold a doctor, hospital or other medical provider responsible in a medical malpractice lawsuit for failing to give you the information you need to make an informed decision about your medical treatment (failing to obtain “informed consent” from you as their patient), you must prove that you would not have opted to receive certain treatment that caused you harm had you been fully informed about the risks.
Our team of New York and Bronx medical negligence and medical malpractice attorneys are standing by to help you determine if you have been the victim of medical malpractice due to a failure to obtain informed consent. Call my law firm today at (718) 354-8000 for a free consultation to determine if you can hold a doctor or hospital responsible for medical malpractice and medical negligence for failing to tell you the truth about your medical care and treatment.