My husband bled to death during surgery because the surgeon accidentally nicked an artery. I signed a consent form before surgery, does that mean I can sue?

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My husband bled to death during surgery because the surgeon accidentally nicked an artery. I signed a consent form before surgery, does that mean I can sue?

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You can sue. The form you signed merely granted consent for the surgery to be performed. It did not make the surgeon exempt from paying for fatal mistakes such as cutting your husband’s artery, which led to him bleeding to death.