Denver, CO asked in Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice for Colorado

Q: Doctor did a procedure on me without telling me they were doing it, no info why, didn’t ask if ok & no informed consent

I wanted to know if they are allowed to do this? I never met the doctor before, he never asked me questions, or did an full exam. I believe he went off of the bad/wrong info his MA wrote. She never let me know he was going to do a procedure or about the medication she was putting in me, I was there for a new patient ENT appt. They did not prepare me for this ahead of time, I did not receive information or reason why, they did not inform me of the risks or give me an informed consent. I had side effects after the procedure. I did not stop the doctor while he did the procedure because everything was rushed so fast, the medication she put in me made my throat feel like it was swelling & I was having anxiety & froze. I felt like I couldn’t speak up & didn’t have a choice.

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Michael Joseph Larranaga
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  • Parker, CO
  • Licensed in Colorado

A: While there is likely more to this story if there was no authorization and the operation was performed on the wrong person then it can be a major problem. You need to contact a personal injury attorney to discuss this. Words such as assault, battery, and gross negligence come to mind.

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