Before undergoing surgery or other types of medical procedures, patients are asked required to sign a medical waiver or informed consent form. These forms often contain language confirming that the patient understands and accepts certain risks associated with the procedure.
But what happens if the medical procedure goes wrong and the patient is seriously injured? Does the medical waiver form the patient they signed legally prevent her from bringing a medical malpractice lawsuit?
We discuss the legal implications of medical waiver or informed consent forms and whether they limit a patient’s right to sue for medical malpractice when things go wrong.