Before many major medical treatments like surgery, patients are required to sign a consent form to confirm that the patient understands what procedure will be performed, the risks and benefits of undergoing the procedure, as well as other treatment options. The medical consent form is designed to protect the physician, surgeon, and medical facility from liability while informing the patient or family members of the risks of treatments. However, signing a consent form does not take away your rights to receive treatment that complies with the applicable standards of care, or protect a medical professional from a medical malpractice lawsuit.… Read More