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INFORMED CONSENT MEDICAL NEGLIGENCE


But you didn’t tell me that...”. Not so long ago doctors were free, within reason, to pick and choose what risks they warned patients about before surgery and when to tell them about alternative methods of treatment. All the treating doctor needed to show was that another doctor would have acted the same way.

In 2015 the Supreme Court changed this long established area of law. Now a doctor is under a duty to take reasonable care to ensure that a patient is aware of any material risk involved in any recommended treatment, and of any reasonable alternative or variant treatments. If a doctor does not do this and a patient suffers a recognised complication of surgery the patient may have an informed consent medical malpractice claim.

Often patients are never made aware of risks until the unthinkable happens and they suffer a complication of treatment. Sometimes the complications are short lived and patients heal fully from them. In other cases the complications can be worse than the actual medical condition the patient wanted treatment for.

recognised complication of the treatment you have had get in touch with one of our specialist Solicitors who will be able to assess whether there is evidence of informed consent medical malpractice.

Common risks that patients are not warned about include:

  • Nerve damage following surgery
  • Chronic pain
  • The risk associated with antibiotics during C-sections
  • Damage to internal organs
  • The need for further surgery

For further information or if you believe that you have a informed consent malpractice cases then please contact our informed consent negligence specialist on 020 3405 2860 or e-mail contact@universalaw.co.uk or complete our short form.

All enquiries are completely free of charge and we will investigate all funding options for you including Legal Aid and ‘No Win No Fee’.