You rely on the medical information that doctors give you in order to decide which medical treatment is right for you. Because of the special relationship between doctors and patients, doctors are required to inform patients of the nature of the treatment in as much detail as possible as well as all risks associated with that particular procedure or treatment. If there are alternative procedures that the doctor believes the patient may prefer, then the doctor must also inform the patient of those alternatives.
Being informed of the risks associated with certain procedures, as well as of alternative treatments allows you to take an active role in your health and to make the best, most informed decision about your medical treatment. With the exception of emergency life-saving treatments, doctors are required to provide you with the information discussed above.
If you feel that you were not adequately informed of all the potential risks of a medical procedure, and have suffered unforeseeable injury as a result of this, please call or email us right away. Contact attorney Scotty Sheriff, a South Carolina medical malpractice lawyer by calling 843-991-2222 or email us today. Send us a message on our contact page today for a quick response.