Informed Consent

//Informed Consent

October 2014

Informed Consent and Ohio Medical Malpractice

By | October 19th, 2014|Informed Consent|

We often hear doctors say that a piece of paper called "informed consent" was signed, therefore the patient assumed the risk of a complication occurring and the doctor can't be held responsible when things go wrong. In Ohio and elsewhere, the reference to "known and accepted complications" is a hotly debated topic in the law. [...]

August 2011

Informed Consent and Medical Battery

By | August 27th, 2011|Informed Consent|

Informed Consent: Man Sues Doctor for Amputating His Penis Can a doctor decide to remove an organ or limb if he/she feels it will save a patient's life? Can a doctor exceed the authority granted to him in a signed informed consent and perform a different or more invasive procedure than the operation that the patient [...]

July 2011

Informed Consent … What is it?

By | July 18th, 2011|Informed Consent|

When a patient says he signed or gave his informed consent, what does that mean? Does it mean that the patient does not have the right to sue if the doctor is negligent and causes injury? A patient may sign a document indicating that he was advised of the material risks, benefits and alternative to [...]

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