What does “informed consent” mean?
You have the right to decide whether or not you will undergo any kind of medical test, procedure, or experiment. Before you make this decision, you also have the right to learn as much as you can about the procedure in question and give your approval, or your informed consent. You deserve information about your treatment alternatives, the advantages and disadvantages of the procedure, and the likelihood that it will be successful.
If you have been subjected to medication, surgery, testing, or any other medical procedures without your informed consent, you may have grounds for legal action. To learn more, contact the Champaign medical malpractice lawyers of Spiros Law, P.C. at 217-328-2828.