Do I Still Have A Medical Malpractice Case If I Signed a Consent Form?
Watch this video by dedicated Buffalo medical malpractice attorney Timothy Hiller, Esq. where he explains if you can pursue a medical malpractice case if a consent form was signed.
So sometimes people come to me and say, “I think this doctor really did me wrong, but I signed a consent form. Does that mean I don’t have a case?” The answer is you can still have a case even though you signed the consent form. The reason is that nobody consents to get substandard care. A consent form is a statement saying I consent for the doctor to perform the surgery.
For every surgery and procedure we go through, we trust that the doctor will do that with reasonable care and reasonable skill. And when the doctor breaches the trust that we place in him or her, they’re still liable. And the fact that you consented to have the surgery in the first place is a side issue. Of course, you consented to have the surgery, but on what terms? You did not consent to have a substandard surgery performed on you.
So it’s important to understand if you sign something if you can’t remember if you signed something, most people can’t remember what they signed before surgery or before the procedure. Don’t assume that you don’t have a case just because you may have signed something. Talk to an attorney. We can review any forms you may have signed, and most of the time, it won’t be an issue. For the reason I just said, we don’t consent to get substandard care.
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