Yes, most likely. Commonly used consent-to-treatment forms are generally used to memorialize the fact that you are consenting to treatment, not the physician’s malpractice. If a form for consent to treatment contains a clause barring a lawsuit for medical malpractice, it would be unenforceable as being against public policy. You can still bring suit against those who have committed malpractice even if you signed a consent form for treatment or the release of information.
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