Informed Consent

Imagine the horror of waking up from a routine, scheduled procedure only to find out that you were grossly misinformed by your healthcare provider not only about the procedure itself, but the risks it entailed. Because of this flagrant disregard for your wellbeing by your doctor, you are now permanently disabled or disfigured. Had you been given complete informed consent for this surgery or procedure, you would not have agreed to it.

This may sound like something out of a televised medical drama, but the fact is, it happens far more often than you might think. Medical professionals have a history of overstepping their boundaries and performing procedures on a patient without their permission, then trying to argue later that they were just doing what they thought was best for the patient. In many cases, these so-called “helpful” doctors leave their patients feeling traumatized, victimized, and violated. That does not even begin to touch on the lasting negative effects of the surgeries or procedures, either!

Informed consent must include two different things:

  • Full disclosure from the doctor.
  • Bodily autonomy for the patient.

This means that not only must the doctor tell the patient absolutely everything they need to know about the procedure and its risks, the patient must make the choice for themselves if they want to proceed with it. The doctor may not force the procedure upon the patient. Furthermore, they must not use lofty medical jargon to overwhelm their patient; they need to use layman’s terms to ensure the patient understands what is going on.

Not only is performing a procedure on a patient without informed consent a type of medical malpractice, it’s also battery. Battery occurs when you are touched, and harmed, without your permission. This means that you now have both a civil case and a criminal case against them. If this sounds like you, then you need to give me a call today at 1 (877) 944-4373 for your free initial consultation.

I understand that you may be recovering from the emotional and physical fallout from having a procedure performed on you against your will, which is why I want to make sure I’m one less thing you have to stress about while building your case. That’s why I’ll give you my personal cell phone number. I will always respond to your calls and messages, no matter what hour they come in. I’ll also meet you any place you choose, whether you want me to meet you at your home or at a restaurant.

Please don’t let financial worries keep you from reaching out to me. I’ll actually represent you without asking for a single penny in return. Instead, I get paid from a percentage of your compensation. I’ve served the greater Northeast Ohio area for nearly forty years, and I’m ready to serve you. I take on Big Cases with Big Results, and I’m ready to take on the medical practice that harmed you – and I’ll Make Them Pay!®

 

DISCLAIMER “Please understand the slogan, I’ll Make Them Pay!® is not a guarantee of payment. Both liability and real damages must be proven with a preponderance of the evidence.”

Medical Malpractice