Can I Still File a Medical Malpractice Claim If I Signed a Consent Form?

When you go in to have a surgical procedure performed, then it is regular practice for patients to sign a consent form prior to surgery. One main question that we get asked here at the firm is "will signing a consent form waive my right to file a malpractice claim?" The answer is no, you still may be able to file a medical malpractice claim if negligence or misconduct occurred during the surgical procedure. A consent form is not a legal document that frees the physician from all liability. The purpose of a consent form is to make the patient aware of the possible complications and health risks associated with the medical procedure.

When a patient signs a waiver or consent form, the acting physician is still expected to provide the standard level of care that any other competent professional in that field would give. A signed consent form does not give doctors the right to act negligently or carelessly in the operating room. If you believe that your doctor committed medical malpractice during your procedure and you were injured as a result, then you may be able to seek compensation for your losses. Our Atlanta medical malpractice lawyer can help investigate into your malpractice case and assist you in the financial recovery process. We believe that you deserve the very best and we are committed to recovering the restitution that you are legally entitled to.

The amount of compensation will vary depending on the specifics of your case but typically you are able to claim damages for the following:

  • Reimbursed for medical costs as a result of the malpractice
  • Reimbursed for any pain and suffering that you experienced (emotional or physical)
  • Reimbursed for any lost wages (whether they are past, present or future)

When you work with The Tolson Firm, LLC you won't have to deal with the complicated legal paperwork. Let us handle it so that you can focus on getting well and readjusting. Our experienced trial lawyers are here to remind you that you don't have to go through this difficult time alone- we can provide you with trustworthy legal advice and the legal support that you need. Your case is important to us and we want to help get the money that you deserve. Our legal team handles a wide range of malpractice claims including surgical errors, negligence, misdiagnosis, medication errors, anesthesia errors and wrongful death. Our lead attorney, Audrey Tolson has been selected for inclusion in the 2009 list of Georgia Super Lawyers® Rising StarsUnder 40 and she has also been recognized as one of the Top 100 Female Lawyers in Georgia.

For exceptional legal representation in your medical malpractice case, contact an Atlanta medical malpractice attorney from our firm.

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