Before administering any kind of treatment or proceeding with surgery, a health care professional is required to obtain your informed consent. A doctor may obtain informed consent by presenting his treatment plan for you and going over any possible outcomes of that treatment. Once you have agreed on a treatment plan, the doctor may proceed with the treatment or surgery necessary for your recovery. Even a treatment plan as simple as the prescription of a drug requires informed consent. If a treatment or surgery is followed without obtaining informed consent, a patient may receive treatments or procedures that cause unforeseen complications. There are only a few exceptions where obtaining informed consent is not needed. Emergency situations that require immediate medical care in order to save a person’s life or prevent further serious harm do not require informed consent. If you have received treatments without your informed consent, contact an attorney to discuss your legal options.
Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® is a Wisconsin law firm with a team of Sheboygan informed consent attorneys. With 12 offices throughout the state, Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® has grown into one of Wisconsin’s largest and most successful law firms. The Sheboygan lawyers are dedicated to working closely with you to ensure that you receive the compensation that you deserve for your suffering. Medical professionals need to be held accountable for their negligent actions so that others are not harmed by their carelessness. Your initial consultation with a Sheboygan informed consent lawyer is free and gives you the chance to have your case evaluated. Contact the Sheboygan office at (920) 459-8000 today to schedule your consultation and begin the fight to protect your rights.