Lack of consent
At Medical Accident Group our team of dedicated lack of consent specialists and healthcare professionals are experienced in handling the most technically complex cases concerning lack of consent and patient rights. We understand the need for careful analysis of professional guidelines and other publications, issued by the Royal Colleges and other health trusts, as well as sensitivity in supporting you in securing the compensation you deserve.
What do you need to do if you want to bring a claim for lack of consent?
We understand that you may have experienced negligence at the hands of a medical professional at a time when you most needed to put your trust in them – and that the results of these accidents can be enormous. You can trust us to understand your situation and to work tirelessly to pursue your claim.
If you need answers, we can help you with writing a formal letter of complaint to the trust, to find out what went wrong. Then we will investigate your claim further and negotiate a settlement figure to compensate you for your losses and injuries.
To find out more about making a claim, and our way of working, click here.
Need to know: What is informed consent?
For surgery and invasive procedures, informed consent – where a doctor gives you sufficient information as to the risks and side effects, to allow you to make an informed decision – needs to be gained from the doctor treating you and carrying out any surgery.
If the doctor does not gain this consent, then the law sees it as assault. Proceeding without this consent can put your life at risk, and result in injury, especially if you do not know the consequences of what might happen.