What is Informed Consent?

Many people who have been victims of medical malpractice aren’t sure whether they have a case. This could be because they confuse what’s known as “informed consent” and malpractice. However, there is a big difference between a medical risk and healthcare provider negligence. 

If your healthcare facility or provider is found to be responsible for your injury or illness, you could be entitled to financial compensation. Continue reading to learn more about how informed consent works and what you should know about medical malpractice lawsuits in Chicago.

How Informed Consent Works

When you are going to be treated for any type of medical condition or injury, your healthcare provider is required to inform you of the risks associated with the treatment. Then, once you have given your consent, you can receive the intended treatment, having been informed of the risks. This process is known as informed consent.

Medical Malpractice Claims in Chicago

It is not uncommon for victims of medical malpractice in Chicago to believe that the injury or illness they sustained was a risk of being treated, when this may not be the case. 

When a medical error is made, the healthcare professionals responsible should be held accountable for their negligence. Risks associated with treatment and mistakes made by healthcare providers are not the same and should not be treated as such. 

If you have suffered devastating injuries or illness due to medical mistakes made by your healthcare providers, you may be entitled to compensation. Your Chicago medical malpractice lawyer will work tirelessly to prove based on a preponderance of the evidence that your healthcare provider breached the medical duty of care and is therefore liable for all of your financial and non-financial losses. 

Meet with a Chicago Medical Malpractice Lawyer

If you are a victim of medical malpractice or have questions about whether you have grounds for a claim, contact an experienced Chicago medical malpractice lawyer at Lane & Lane, LLC. Schedule your free, no-obligation consultation by calling our office at 312-332-1400 or completing the quick contact form below.

 

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