Tag Archives: informed consent

Posted 4 years ago in Medical Malpractice by Janet Raasch  
Doc Can Be Sued for Not Warning Patient of Treatment’s Risks

When it comes to making important decisions about healthcare, the patient is in charge – not the healthcare professional. A competent adult patient can always refuse treatment. Even if the decision seems to be a poor one, healthcare providers and others must respect it. Healthcare professionals in all states are required to inform their patients of the risks involved in any test, treatment or procedure, and to obtain informed consent before proceeding. Failure to warn is a common type of …

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Posted 4 years ago in Medical Malpractice Personal Injury by Aaron Kase  
Woman Sues Doctor for Surprise Tube-Tying Procedure

A Texas woman is suing a doctor and hospital in Houston, alleging that her tubes were tied without her consent after she had a C-section. Amber Graves claims in the suit that when she visited Dr. Fan Wang at Memorial Hermann Hospital to obtain birth control, much to her surprise he informed her that there was no need because he had already tied her tubes two months previously. The doctor claimed that Graves signed a consent form for the procedure in …

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Posted 5 years ago in Jury Awards by Sylvia Hsieh  
Editor’s Choice: Jury Awards Edition

Motorcyclist Wins $7.6 million for Penis Injuries in Crash A motorcyclist who crashed into a shuttle van and suffered groin injuries, including a loss of more than 1 inch in penis size, won $7.5 million after a two-week jury trial in California. 27 year-old Matthew Wall, an active-duty Navy non-commissioned officer, was cruising on his Harley Davidson on his way to work at his naval base in San Diego when a courtesy shuttle van operated by an auto dealership made …

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