Informed Consent Mismanagement & Errors

Informed consent involves a patient providing medical professionals with permission to perform or provide certain forms of treatment, whether this involves requiring surgery or a simple blood test. Informed consent errors may arise where medical professionals fail to inform patients of treatment plans, changes in treatment plans and risks associated with treatment.

Types of Informed Consent Mismanagement & Errors

In order to obtain consent, usually a patient will need to provide voluntary and informed consent. Despite strict guidelines, informed consent errors may arise resulting in lasting effects. Such errors include: 

  • Failures in gaining consent for end of life programmes such as the Liverpool Care Pathway, and National End of Life Care Programme and palliative care
  • Failures in gaining consent regarding life affecting surgery such as hysterectomy and sterilisation 
  • Errors in contacting a next of kin regarding surgery and treatment
  • A failure to inform the patient of risks and complications
  • Failure to inform the realistic outcome of surgery or treatment
  • A failure to inform family members if the patient lacks mental capacity
  • Errors to gain consent regarding additional treatment during surgery
  • And other informed consent complaints

Our dedicated teams at can provide free support and guidance from specialist medical negligence solicitors and medical advisors. can inform you of the relevant complaints departments and guide you through their complaints procedures. Our specialist teams of medical negligence solicitors and barristers can also assist you in making a medical negligence claim if your circumstances suggest you are entitled to do so.

How do I make a complaint? can place you in touch with a variety of different organisations who can assist you in making a complaint regarding NHS or private treatment. Whether you or a loved one has experienced inefficient or ineffective treatment, or have suffered misdiagnosis errors or treatment delays, part of our service involves a free review undertaken by us. This free review will help you to understand where you stand and to make an informed decision. This free review can also explain if you are eligible for legal assistance in order to make a potential claim for medical mistreatment and negligence.

What If I am Entitled to Legal Advice? can place you in touch with different practitioner organisations should you want to make a complaint. However, given the different timeframes that a complaint can sometimes involve, by contacting us you can not only obtain a free complaints guide but also obtain free initial advice about whether you can make a possible legal claim under a no win no fee basis in order to obtain answers and possible compensation.

Is there A Cost?

Placing a call with us involves no cost to you. We can provide both free advice about your initial complaint and a free guide about the different ways you can make a complaint at the treatment you experienced. Additionally, we can provide free initial legal advice about how to get answers and make a possible compensation claim. Whether a claim is to assist you in obtaining answers, getting to the truth of what happened or to obtain compensation, may be able to assist.

About our Medical Complaints Team

By getting in touch with the experienced team at we can provide specific, tailored advice about the options available to you. These options can involve not just making a complaint but also initial free legal advice and a free claims assessment if the facts of your enquiry entitle you to do so.

Unsure If You Are Entitled To Make A Complaint?

Before you decide to make a complaint, our dedicated complaints department will under no obligation advise you on the relevant complaints procedures that are available to you.