No, you do not waive your right to sue for medical malpractice simply because you signed a consent form before your treatment. Although every doctor, hospital, and surgeon requires all patients to sign a consent form before any surgery or procedure, this does not eliminate your right to file a lawsuit if you were the victim of a medical error or mistake. Physicians and hospitals cannot force anyone to waive their right to sue because the patient signed a consent form. Courts have not held that a patient gives up the right to file a lawsuit because a form was signed before a surgery or other procedure.
If you believe that you have been injured or harmed due to medical malpractice, you should contact our experienced attorneys today to discuss your situation. We can determine if you were the victim of medical malpractice and if you have the right to file a case. Call us today at (800) 606-1717 to speak with one of our qualified medical malpractice attorneys.