Baltimore Informed Consent Attorneys
Protecting Patient Rights for 75+ Years
Patients have a right to be informed of any risks associated with the medical care they receive. This is known as “informed consent” and medical professionals must get it before they can start on a course of treatment.
If a medical professional failed to obtain informed consent, they may be held liable for any damages the patient incurs. At Brown & Barron, our skilled legal team understands Maryland informed consent law inside and out. We are here to fight for your rights and get you the compensation you deserve.
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What Is Informed Consent?
Under Maryland law, “informed consent” means that a patient has formally agreed to a medical treatment after receiving all information about the following:
- Nature of the illness/condition
- Nature of the treatment
- Success rate of the treatment
- Potential risks associated with the treatment
- Any alternatives to the treatment
The law only requires health care providers to give the patient “material information,” which includes any and all information that a health care provider knew or should have known would matter to the patient.
Although failing to obtain informed consent is a type of medical negligence, it is handled differently than a claim for medical malpractice. If you are considering filing an informed consent case, it is recommended to work with a legal team that understands the differences between these types of cases. At Brown & Barron, we have over 75 years of combined experience with informed consent law.
The Importance of Informed Consent
Obtaining informed consent is crucial, because even the best course of treatment carries health risks. The law ensures that patients are warned of these risks before the treatment is administered, allowing them to make an informed decision about whether they would like to undergo that treatment. Patients have the right to refuse a treatment, even if it is the “best” from a medical standpoint.
Helping You Find Justice and Closure
If you or a loved one has been denied the right to grant informed consent, we are here to help you recover compensation for your medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages, and more. Health care professionals must be held accountable when they step outside industry standards and, thus, violate patient rights. With our legal team, you can rest easy knowing your case is in good hands.
Contact a Baltimore informed consent attorney online today. Your consultation is free!
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