What patients misunderstand about their right of informed consent

Many patients misunderstand what "informed consent" is all about. They often believe it's about signing a form ahead of surgery that acts as a waiver against any rights they may have for legal recourse if the surgery goes wrong. In this short video, medical malpractice attorney Patrick Malone sets the record straight about what the legal right of informed consent really means. It's about the right of every patient to be informed by the health care provider of the important facts that the patient needs to make an intelligent decision See more +
Many patients misunderstand what "informed consent" is all about. They often believe it's about signing a form ahead of surgery that acts as a waiver against any rights they may have for legal recourse if the surgery goes wrong. In this short video, medical malpractice attorney Patrick Malone sets the record straight about what the legal right of informed consent really means. It's about the right of every patient to be informed by the health care provider of the important facts that the patient needs to make an intelligent decision about proposed treatment. The law does not put the burden on the patient to ask good questions. Rather, the law says this duty of disclosure is on the health care provider to thoroughly inform the patient. See less -

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