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Can uninformed consent lead to malpractice?

On Behalf of | Dec 30, 2021 | Medical Malpractice

If you were the victim of medical malpractice in Massachusetts, the incident may have come about because you consented to a procedure you didn’t understand. If this is the case, you may be able to file a medical malpractice claim. This can be the way to get the full amount of compensation you are owed.

How can uninformed consent lead to malpractice?

There are many forms that medical malpractice can take. These can include being diagnosed with the wrong condition or being classed as healthy when you do have a condition. If your diagnosis was delayed until it got much worse, this can be malpractice. If you received the wrong medication or surgical procedure, this can also qualify.

All of the above listed cases of malpractice may have come about for an all-too-common reason: You were not properly informed about your course of treatment by your physician. They may have expected you to consent to the procedure without knowing what it entailed or what its result could be.

How can you file a malpractice claim?

If you believe you were injured as the result of a procedure that you didn’t really understand, this is a serious matter. It gets into issues of negligence and oversight. You may be able to get compensation for your injuries by filing a malpractice claim.

The claim that you file will reflect the fact that you require compensation for your pain and suffering. These are injuries that affect your quality of life in a negative way, and they came about because you gave your consent to a medical procedure that you didn’t understand. Filing a claim for compensation means you must prove that this harm occurred.