Informed Consent

Did Your Doctor Fail to Give You The Information You Needed?

"If only I had known," is a statement a patient should never have to make following a surgical procedure, medical treatment or other healthcare decision.

As a patient you have a right to informed consent, meaning that when you make an important care decision that you have been given real access to the information you need to make an educated decision.

At the Pennsylvania law office of Dallas W. Hartman, P.C., our attorneys help clients who were denied vital information for whatever reason pursue compensation and justice. As a respected medical malpractice law firm with a proud history of success and commitment to our clients, we fight to make a difference for you.

Medical Malpractice and Informed Consent Issues

Too often physicians and doctor fail to provide relevant information to patients. As a result you may be subjected to treatment or surgery that you would not have otherwise wanted performed if you had all the appropriate information. Even if you signed an informed consent statement, your doctor can still be held accountable if he or she withheld vital information.

There are a wide range of issues associated with implied consent cases, and our lawyers want to talk to you if:

  • Your doctor did not properly explain your procedure, left out important information or failed to discuss an issue that would have otherwise prevented you from having treatment.
  • You were instructed or coerced into signing an informed consent form without having the right information.
  • You understood the risks involved in your treatment, but you did not receive competent and proficient care from a doctor qualified to handle your case.
  • Your doctor incorrectly filled out or mishandled your implied consent in any way.

Our firm has been working with a wide range of personal injury and medical malpractice cases for more than 25 years. We are driven to get results for our clients, because we understand how important those resources will be for you and your family and because you deserve justice when professional misconduct and medical negligence causes physical, emotional and financial damages.

Protecting Your Rights

Often a medical malpractice case is more about what a doctor or hospital failed to do rather than any direct actions they take. A patient can only give informed consent to a treatment if they are actually informed. If you have suffered because of a doctor's inaction or failure to provide critical information, then you may be a victim of medical malpractice and should protect your rights to compensation by speaking with our office.

Schedule a free initial consultation at one of our Pittsburgh area offices by calling 1-866-586-1910 or contacting us online.