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Expertise in Lack of Informed Consent Compensation Claims
Medical professionals are responsible for treating you and managing the risks that come with your care. Accordingly, they can’t do their job legally with a lack of informed consent from their patients.
In addition to that, they have a duty to ensure you know and understand these risks. Without knowing this, it is impossible for you to give your informed consent and that can constitute medical negligence.
If you had a scheduled operation, then you should have provided signed consent for the procedure to go ahead. It matters not if it was necessary or elective: your surgeon has a legal duty to make sure you’re aware. Particularly of:
The nature of the process
For example, if you are having surgery, will it be keyhole? Or does it require a large incision which will necessitate a longer recovery time? Will you have a general anaesthetic or heavy sedation, and what are the risks and benefits of both?
Possible outcomes that come with the treatment
You need to know about the desired benefits. But you also must know about any other possible outcomes, even if the risk of them occurring is low. In short, has the doctor attached the significance in person in the patient as to what can happen during this medical procedure?
What are the alternative treatments to consider? And aside from more surgical procedures and the like, that also includes the option of doing nothing at all.
How a lack of informed consent may apply to your situation
Lack of informed consent compensation may apply if you receive incorrect information. For instance, being told a treatment has a 5% risk of failure when the closer figure is more like 15%. Or, if you have a surgery different to the one which you’ve agreed to undertake.
Indeed, the doctor does not have to divulge every single risk relating to treatment. But they do need to honestly answer your questions to the best of their ability. Ultimately, they should also give you all information you should reasonably expect.
To be clear: medical treatments require valid consent from patients that are in the best possible position informed decision. Otherwise, the signed consent form is as worthless in terms of clinical negligence as the paper and information given to them.
Claiming Compensation for Lack of Informed Consent
Experts at The Medical Negligence Experts have the relevant experience and knowledge to help you successfully claim compensation for informed consent negligence. As the claimant, you need to prove that your doctor was remiss in ensuring you could provide informed consent. Furthermore, that with access to all the appropriate information, you would not agree to proceed.
We firmly believe that top-quality legal advice and representation should be accessible to everyone who needs it, not only those who have the available funds to pay upfront for it. That’s why we handle the majority of our medical negligence claims on a no win no fee* basis.
We also offer a free, no-obligation consultation with a legal advisor so you can find out about the claims process and decide what is the best course of action for you and your family.
Understanding Medical Negligence Solicitors and Compensation Claims
To illustrate how medical negligence solicitors get paid, we need to see how common compensation claims are, too.
For example, take a moment to consider the factor of amputations in the UK. NHS figures show that between 5,000 and 6,000 amputations are carried out in the UK each year. The majority of these are related to progressive conditions such as diabetes, but some stem from medical negligence.
The Medical Negligence Experts understand that your situation may appear similar to other people on paper. But what this ultimately leaves out is the fact that every patient is unique in the first place. Especially in the way such negligence upends a person’s life. For instance, the nature of their rehabilitation, support network, and how they approach their new situation.
Getting more information on lack of informed consent
Proving negligence is not always easy, and we always recommend that you seek legal advice at the earliest opportunity. Even if you’re not sure whether you’re going to bring a claim, having the right information matters. That’s why we’ll help you make the best decision to suit your needs and those of your family or dependents.
Getting more information is as simple as calling our freephone number or completing our contact form. We understand that it’s not always convenient for you to talk about sensitive matters. Therefore, we make it possible for you to arrange a call at a time that suits you.
Please note that the law firms we work with are part of the law society.
*Please note that certain conditions apply.
How our team builds a robust medical negligence case
We work with the UK’s top lawyers, but we’re also people with families of our own. Above all, we understand that making a medical negligence claim can be stressful for those unfamiliar with the process. It can be drawn out and complicated, overall.
But we keep you updated – without using excessive legal or medical jargon – so you know what’s going on.
Am I eligible?
Did you suffer a physical injury in the last three years due to someone else’s negligence? If so, then the answer is Yes: you would be eligible to make a claim. So make sure you gather as much information as you can before the three-year time limit runs out.
How much could I claim?
As every injury is different, the amount of compensation differs from case to case. Various factors lead to the final figure, such as the extent of your injuries, loss of earnings & future losses and more.
How does the process work?
We understand that when making a claim it’s important to know what to expect and when to expect it. Consequently, we make the process as transparent & clear as possible.
Why should you use us for proper informed consent negligence expertise?
No Win No Fee
We assess all claims on a No Win No Fee basis. As a result of that, we can determine how successful a claim is likely to be. Better still, this legal service is 100% free for all clients to use.
Above all, our personal injury solicitors aim to secure the best possible outcome for you. Meanwhile, we provide expert support and legal knowledge every step of the way.
Personal Dedicated Solicitors
Owing to better working relationships, each client receives their own personal injury lawyer. That is to say, this expert will handle your case from start to finish. The client will receive a direct phone number and email address of the lawyer.