Informed consent

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If you did not give informed consent to an operation or were not given full information about the risks involved or the availability of a lower risk alternative, our expert solicitors in the Clinical Negligence team will pursue a medical negligence compensation claim to get the maximum financial compensation. 

As part of the informed consent process, a medical professional/s must clearly explain the possible risks or side effects that could be caused by a medical procedure. The explanation should include associated problems that can occur as well as less common risks that can potentially have serious effects.

If you give your informed consent prior to a medical procedure or surgery you are acknowledging that some ill effects can occur even if the surgical procedure has been conducted in the correct way. However, even though your informed consent dictates that you are aware that certain complications can occur, it does not mean that this covers negligent treatment or mistakes. Additionally, if you have not received a full information around the possible effects of going ahead with the procedure prior to the surgery and therefore have not been able to give your fully informed consent there could be a case for a medical negligence claim.

Our clients choose BL Claims Solicitors to handle their informed consent compensation claims because:

  • We are acknowledged leaders in the field
  • Our legal team has, collectively, many years experience in clinical negligence compensation claims
  • We talk to our clients in jargon-free language
  • We act quickly so clients get the compensation and care they need as soon as possible
  • We are members of industry bodies and panels related to clinical negligence, which means that BL Claims Solicitors is recognised as being a leader in the legal industry
  • You will discuss your case with a highly qualified lawyer right from the outset

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New Guidance on informed consent for surgical procedures

The Royal College of Surgeons (RCS) has revealed new guidance regarding Informed Consent, advising that patients need to be fully aware of all of the available procedures and associated risks before giving their consent to surgery.