As an independent adult, you have the right to control your own healthcare, which means you have the right to informed consent for any operation or course of treatment a doctor recommends. If a doctor or hospital robbed you of that right, the medical malpractice attorneys at Giroux Pappas Trial Attorneys, Southfield are here to stand up for your rights.
As a licensed professional, a doctor, nurse, or other medical professional is not legally allowed to perform an operation or course of treatment without the consent of the patient. More than that, patients must provide informed consent—consent given with a complete and accurate understanding of the situation, the treatment, the risks, the potential outcomes, and alternative options.
In the eyes of the American legal system, performing a procedure on an unwilling patient is the same thing as attacking someone with a knife.
Did your doctor do any of the following?
- Lied about a procedure to gain your consent
- Omitted critical information in order to gain your consent
- Provided an inaccurate representation of the procedure and your options to gain your consent
- Performed a procedure or course of treatment without gaining your legal consent
If so, they can be held liable for medical malpractice and medical battery.
The attorneys at Giroux Pappas Trial Attorneys know that no medical professional is above the law, and we take the time to learn the exact medical details of every case and thoroughly educate the jury in order to fight for your rights.