I have a friend who was sent to an IRE and when he read the consent form, he saw that it said the doctor would go over the consent paperwork with him, so he thought he'd sign it when he spoke with the doctor. As it turns out, the doctor took the form and put it in his briefcase, never went over it, never even looked at it and proceeded to a quick, 4 minute exam.
The doctor never told my friend to inform him when things hurt during the exam, and my friend thought there would be a thorough examination. Instead, the exam was over in less than 5 minutes, and he recieved a very low rating. Is there a chance for my friend to retake the exam, but this time with the knowledge that he needs to tell the doctor when things hurt rather than expecting a real examination?
How will the fact that the consent form was not signed and not discussed affect the rating of the IRE?
Thanks very much.