What is informed consent?

Informed consent is a legal term that refers to the standards which must be met in order for a patient to be able to fully accept a medical professional’s proposed course of treatment. In order to truly give informed consent, patients must first be made aware of any facts that may affect their decision to undergo treatment. This can include benefits and side effects, treatment alternatives, and more. When medical practitioners fail to obtain informed consent when necessary, they can be held accountable for medical malpractice.

If you would like to learn more about what informed consent is and how it may impact your medical treatment, contact an attorney with Ausband & Dumont today by calling us at (404) 812-0051.