How Informed Consent Works in Pennsylvania

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August 14, 2018
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How Informed Consent Works in Pennsylvania

Virtually all medical procedures involve a certain degree of risk for the people undergoing them. Doctors thus have both a moral and legal obligation to fully inform their patients of all possible dangers. This is known as informed consent. When a person undergoes a procedure and suffers a serious injury that he or she did not know could result, that individual may be able to file a medical malpractice claim for lack of informed consent. Most physicians will require patients to sign consent forms that are intended to indicate the patients understand all possible risks, but that paperwork alone is […]