Once a health care professional has developed a treatment plan, they are required to obtain the informed consent of the patient before proceeding with the treatment plan. The plan may as simple as prescribing a drug for the condition or may be more serious, such as surgery. If a treatment is administered without obtaining informed consent, a patient may receive medical treatments or procedures that could potentially cause unforeseen complications.
There are only a few exceptions to this rule. Emergency situations that require immediate treatment in order to save a person’s life or prevent further serious harm are the only situations in which consent does not have to be obtained. You are eligible to seek damages if you have suffered because a treatment plan was enacted without your informed consent. The first step in filing a lawsuit is to have your case evaluated by an experienced attorney. Share your story with us by calling 800-242-2874.
The law firm of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® has a team of skilled Stevens Point informed consent attorneys. Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® has 13 offices throughout Wisconsin, which means there is an office near you no matter where you may live within the state. The Stevens Point attorneys are dedicated to working closely with you so that your lawsuit can be as effective as possible in getting you the compensation that you deserve for your suffering. Health care professionals should be held accountable for their negligent actions that cause patients injury or illness. A licensed attorney will evaluate your case and be able to answer any legal questions that you may have. The litigation process can be very intimidating at first, but the assistance of a skilled attorney can reduce the anxiety of filing a lawsuit. Your initial consultation is free and provides you the opportunity to meet with one of the Stevens Point informed consent attorneys. Contact the Stevens Point office today at 800-242-2874 to schedule your consultation.