consent form I suffered serious complications during surgery last month and am left with permanent damage. As I signed a Consent Form before the procedure, am I prevented from seeking compensation ?


The principal purpose of  a signed Consent Form is to allow the physician to carry out an operation with the Patient’s agreement in circumstances where the known risks and potential complications have been explained to the patient. In this respect, we speak of “informed consent”.

The consent form does not exhonerate the physician, medical staff nor the hospital itself from liability for any injury suffered by the Patient as a result of the latters’ negligence or the failure of one or more of them. Where there is negligence or breach of the duty to the Patient, a right to compensation may exist.

Medical negligence is an extremely complex legal and medical area. It may not always be apparent that there is a cause of action. Considerable investigation by the Legal Team may be required to arrive at a conclusion that supports legal action.


* In contentious business a Solicitor may not calculate fees or other charges as a percentage or proportion of any award or settlement.


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