What is Informed Consent?
Informed consent is required from patients before doctors can administer any kind of treatment. It is also required for diagnostic tests, medical research, and any other kind of procedure. People have the right to deny proposed procedures, whether their reasons are personal, medical, or religious.
When a doctor or a member of the medical staff does not receive your consent before performing a procedure, test, or treatment on you, it can be considered a form of battery.
Your doctors and healthcare team should respect your right to make decisions regarding the treatment of your own body. If you or someone you love has been mistreated by your doctor and not allowed informed consent, contact a Danville medical malpractice attorney from Spiros Law, P.C., at (217) 443-4343 today.