Phoenix Lack of Informed Consent Attorneys

When we undergo medical treatment, we are giving doctors and other medical workers a certain degree of control over our health and lives. Nevertheless, our medical choices remain firmly in our hands. Every patient has the right to be fully informed about his or her health and medical options, and to make decisions that may clash with a doctor’s advice.

Unfortunately, a few doctors are so headstrong about their preferred medical ideas that they ignore this fundamental right for their patients. Phoenix lack of informed consent lawyers Haralson, Miller, Pitt, Feldman & McAnally, P.L.C., consider it outrageous when patients are denied the opportunity to make choices about their own lives and bodies.

Call our offices at 800-763-0964 for important information about patients’ rights and the law.

Your Rights as a Patient

The legal concept of informed consent actually encompasses a few different, but closely related, rights that every patient has. You need to speak with a Phoenix patients’ rights lawyer if you have been denied the ability to:

  • Access full information about your health and diagnosis. You should be able to view your complete medical records at any time. Your doctor should also be honest about your condition, prognosis (your chances of recovering), and the pros and cons of any available treatment.
  • Make choices about your life. Your healthcare workers cannot give you any kind of treatment, no matter how minor, without telling you about it first. You have the right to refuse any treatment for any reason, and you do not need to explain your reasoning to anyone.
  • Choose a trusted representative. If you become unable to make choices on your own, your representative (also called a healthcare proxy) will make them instead. Your doctor will have the same obligations to be honest with your proxy, and get his or her consent for any treatment.

Contact Us

Being denied your right to informed consent is a frightening and very dangerous ordeal. For information on how to take legal action against the parties responsible for your experience, contact Phoenix lack of informed consent attorneys Haralson, Miller, Pitt, Feldman & McAnally, P.L.C., at 800-763-0964.

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