Does Signing A Consent Form Waive My Rights To File A Lawsuit For Medical Malpractice?
In a suit against a health care provider involving a medical malpractice claim which is based on the failure of the provider to adequately disclose the risks and hazards involved in the medical care or surgical procedure rendered by the provider, the only theory on which recovery may be obtained is that of negligence in failing to disclose the risks or hazards that could have influenced a reasonable person in making a decision to give or withhold consent.
The information on this page is meant to provide a general overview of the law. The laws in your state and/or city may deviate significantly from those described here. If you have specific questions related to your situation you should speak with a local attorney.
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