Lack of Informed Consent
Before you are treated by a doctor, in most cases, you as a patient will be asked to provide your “informed consent” for the doctor to proceed. In most cases, providing informed consent includes signing a form to indicate that you understand the treatment you are about to undergo and that you give the doctor and other medical personnel permission to perform the indicated medical procedure
Informed consent in South Carolina and other states is based on the idea that people have the right to not be touched by someone else against their will. In a broader sense, as a patient you have a right to know what a doctor, nurse or other medical professional plans to do to you and what the risks are.