As a patient in an emergency room, clinic or medical facility, you have the right to make choices about the medical treatment you receive. Patients who are uninformed may not even know the possible side effects or complications of a treatment. Inherent risks are involved in many types of treatment, and if you were not informed about the risks, you may be able to pursue a medical malpractice claim. Wagners will represent your interests. We are a serious injury law firm that represents individuals throughout NS, NB, PEI and beyond.
Failure To Disclose/Lack Of Informed Consent: Violating A Patient’s Rights
Patients who are reasonably conscious, alert and able to make decisions for themselves have the right to choose what types of treatment medications are given to them in the event of an injury or illness. At the same time, physicians have a responsibility to disclose certain information about the type of medication or treatment they are recommending and ensure the patient is clear on the choices he or she has.
If a medical professional fails to disclose information or obtain informed consent from a patient, it can result in medical malpractice. Some examples of these types of cases include:
- Failure to inform patients of risks of surgical procedures
- Failure to inform patients of side effects of prescribed drugs
- Failure to inform patients of potential defects of medical products
Experienced Medical Malpractice Lawyers Working On Your Side
The lawyers at Wagners have a wide range of experience representing individuals in hospital negligence, doctor malpractice and surgical error cases. Because of the level of complication in malpractice lawsuits, not many law firms are able to take on such cases. For decades, our lawyers have handled complex medical malpractice claims. Our lawyers have been successful in obtaining settlements on behalf of many clients and are ready to help you through this process.
Contact Wagners To Schedule A Free Consultation
If you have been seriously injured, please contact a lawyer at Wagners to discuss your case. You can reach our team by calling 902-425-7330 or 1-800-465-8794, or by completing a short online contact form.