Toronto Lack of Informed Consent Lawyers
As a medical patient, you have the right to control what happens to your body. You have the right to all information concerning your treatment options, risks, and alternatives, so you can make the decision that is best for you. When a physician does not disclose treatment information and alternatives to a patient before operating, and the patient would not have agreed to the operation knowing all necessary information, there is a lack of informed consent. If a doctor operates without your informed consent, it could lead to anything from serious injury to mental trauma to an allergic reaction. Physicians are responsible for meeting patient care standards, and when they do not, patients should hold them accountable.
If you are the victim of a lack of informed consent case, it is in your best interest to call a knowledgeable lack of informed consent lawyer. At Mazin & Associates, PC, we understand how traumatic it is to go through an operation or procedure without knowing all of the risks or alternatives. Your trust in your medical care provider is gone and you have to deal with the physical, mental, and financial repercussions. With that said, you can recover damages for your suffering, and we want to help you.
Proving a Lack of Informed Consent
There are a few circumstances where consent is unnecessary for a doctor to start treatment. If the patient is facing a life-threatening emergency, is not in a state where they are capable of consenting to a necessary procedure, or if the doctor is legally required to comply with a treatment, informed consent is not needed. However, in most normal medical situations, a doctor is responsible for getting a patient’s informed consent before proceeding with treatment. Consent can be verbal or written, but many hospitals are starting to require written consent. It is important to note that expressed consent does not always mean informed consent, and you can still have a case even if you signed a consent form. In order to have a feasible lack of informed consent case, you must show the following:
- Your doctor had a responsibility to disclose information regarding risks of a treatment and other alternatives
- The doctor failed to provide you with this information
- You would not have consented to the treatment, had you known all of the information
- You were harmed because of the lack of information
If you feel you have a lack of informed consent case on your hands, contact a lawyer who has experience working with this type of case.
Contact a Toronto Personal Injury Lawyer
A qualified personal injury lawyer knows what it takes to build a strong case for their clients. At Mazin & Associates, PC, we have experience with many types of medical malpractice cases, and we know what it takes to get our clients the compensation they deserve. We are dedicated to fighting for justice and holding physicians responsible for their actions. Contact our office today at (416) 625-2122 to learn more about our team.