Seattle doctors drafting new consent forms for pregnant patients

But frank talk about risks shouldn’t prevent docs from being accountable for medical errors, Seattle trial lawyer counters

(8/11/2022) - The Seattle Times reported this week that seven Seattle obstetricians are drafting a consent form for pregnant patients, spelling out in graphic terms the dangers their babies face coming into the world, including death, "permanent severe brain damage" and other lifelong disabilities.

According to the article, it's a dramatic departure from business as usual: Women facing a normal delivery typically don't sign consent forms until they arrive at the hospital, and then, most are vague and nonspecific.

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