The relationship between a patient and the doctors and nurses treating that patient is a delicate one. Patients have to trust and rely on medical professionals to use their extensive training and experience, but that doesn't mean patients are okay being left in the dark when it comes to certain medical decisions.
This is why informed consent is crucial when it comes to the care people receive. Informed consent ensures that doctors explain to patients what their health condition is and what treatments are available. Patients then have the right to approve treatment and refuse treatments that they do not understand or agree with. Without the right information patients can't make informed and educated decisions about a proposed medical procedure or plan. If they don't have the right information and they are injured while they are treated then they may want to see if they have a medical malpractice case.