When a person goes in for surgery, they are likely aware of the fact that there are risks associated with any medical procedure. Being fully aware of those risks is important so the person who is to undergo surgery can completely understand what they may be facing. It is important for patients to be aware that they have the right to make the final decision as to whether or not they truly want to go through with the surgery.
In order for the person who is considering having surgery to make their decision, their doctor should explain exactly what will happen during the surgery and the risks that are associated with the procedure. If one of the aforementioned risks comes to fruition after the surgery has taken place and the patient was not adequately made aware of it, they may try and bring a lawsuit against the doctor. The doctor may be held liable for the consequences if the patient can prove that they did not provide consent to undergo the surgery and that if they had known about these risks they would not have given the doctor consent.
If you have faced serious medical neglect, such as the failure of your doctor to obtain consent before a surgery, you should contact an experienced medical malpractice attorney who can assist you in putting together a case.
Contact a New York medical malpractice lawyer at Weinstein, Chase, Messinger & Peters, P.C. with any questions you may have about your legal rights or to schedule a free case consultation and evaluation. Even more than Brooklyn premise liability attorneys, we consider ourselves client counselors.