What does informed consent mean in a medical malpractice claim?

All medical professionals must have a patient’s informed consent in order to affect a particular treatment. This means that all risks material to the treatment must be thoroughly explained to the patient in advance and the patient must consent to accepting these risks. If you suffered a risk material to the treatment, which your doctor didn’t discuss with you in advance, you may have a medical malpractice claim. However, you must still prove that a reasonable patient in your shoes likely would not have consented to the treatment even if the risks had been disclosed.

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