If I sign a consent form before a surgical procedure, can I sue for medical malpractice if the doctor makes a mistake during the procedure?

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If you have had a surgical or another type of procedure done recently with a medical professional, it’s very likely that you were required to sign a consent form. Consent forms are commonly required before any medical procedure is performed. Typically, the form states that the patient has been informed of the risks of the procedure, and the form will probably list some complications that could occur.

However, consent forms do not protect medical professionals from liability for medical malpractice, if the medical professional was negligent and caused harm. Patients cannot sign away all of their rights to sue medical professionals. If a patient had a medical procedure done, and the person performing the procedure was negligent, the patient may be a victim of medical malpractice. Medical malpractice occurs when the medical provider failed to meet the standard of care expected when that type of procedure is performed, and the patient was harmed as a result.

Victims of medical malpractice are entitled to file medical malpractice lawsuits, which can compensate them for their injuries. Normally, victims of medical malpractice may receive compensation for medical expenses, pain and suffering, and lost wages. In some cases, punitive damages may be available.

If you have been the victim of medical malpractice in Houston, call the Houston medical malpractice attorneys at Kennedy Hodges at 855-947-0707. Our team can help you pursue damages for your injuries. Call us today or visit us on YouTube to learn more about the firm. 

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