Iowa Failure to Inform Lawyers
Even though there are resources such as books and certain websites dedicated to helping people understand medicine and medical conditions, laypersons still need medical professionals to diagnose and treat their medical conditions. Patients require the professional opinion of a doctor in order to determine and pursue a proper course of treatment for an illness or injury. If those involved in the patient’s care fail to disclose details of his or her condition, or information about treatments, they may be found to have committed medical malpractice.
Patients legally have the right to be informed about his or her medical condition and the benefits and consequences of treatment options. If you or someone you know was denied this right, you may be eligible for financial compensation. Contact the Iowa failure to inform lawyers of LaMarca Law Group, P.C., at 877-327-2600 today to schedule a free consultation with a skilled and experienced attorney.
Information You Need
Being well-informed about a procedure and its advantages or disadvantages is extremely important because it gives patients the chance to decide whether they want to take a risk and go through with the treatment. If they deem the risk to be too great, they might instead seek a second opinion or request alternative treatment options. Before an operation or procedure, you should be informed about the following:
- Success rates of treatment or procedure
- Side effects or complications from operations
- The specifics of the treatment, in terms you can understand
- Recovery time
- Anticipated pain of operation and recovery
You should always be given all appropriate information regarding your health condition and any possible treatments, and you should hold physicians accountable for the failure to honor this. Contact the Iowa failure to inform lawyers of LaMarca Law Group, P.C., by calling 877-327-2600 to discuss your case.