Did your Doctor Have Permission ? Were You Properly Informed?

informed consent

As a patient in Tennessee receiving medical care, you are entitled to be properly informed and/or warned about scope and/or risks of treatment.  This is referred to as "informed consent" within the legal and medical community.  The matter of Shadrick v. Coker, 963 S.W.2d 726 involved an issue of whether a physician properly informed the patient of the scope of a surgical procedure and if patient provided informed consent.  The issue for the Tennessee Supreme Court was whether the plaintiffs, … [Read more...]

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