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I, the Patient, desire to voluntarily obtain medical services provided by the Healthcare Provider/Physician (“Healthcare Provider”) that I have selected. I warrant that I have read and understand every provision contained in this Agreement. By signing this Assumption of Risk and Release of Liability, I hereby agree to comply with the following conditions:
INFORMED CONSENT AND AGREEMENT
I specifically warrant that I have been sufficiently informed and have been given the opportunity to discuss this form and its contents with the Healthcare Provider, and to have my questions adequately answered. I have been asked to make a choice about my treatment, and I hereby consent to receive medical services with the Healthcare Provider as planned, prescribed and provided by the undersigned Healthcare Provider. I agree to follow my Healthcare Provider’s medical services treatment plan exactly as s/he plans, prescribes and provides it for me, and I understand that any questions, concerns or complaints I have regarding my treatment must be communicated to my doctor as soon as they arise.
I warrant that I am making the decision to obtain medical services from the Healthcare Provider solely based upon my own independent investigation and analysis, and discussions that I may have had with my own medical, dental and/or legal advisors in the United States of America (“U.S.”), Canada, or elsewhere, including but not limited to information related to the medical services to be obtained from Healthcare Provider, medications, post-treatment care, fitness for travel and/or other activities. I am fully aware that the Healthcare Provider as a healthcare professional has the ultimate decision whether it is safe to proceed with the procedure I have reserved.
I understand that all medical services are provided by medical professionals who are not in the employ of Facilitator, Health & Wellness Bazaar. I understand that any and all information provided by Health & Wellness Bazaar is for educational and informational purposes only, and is not intended to be a substitute for Healthcare Provider’s consultation. I understand that I may consult with my own doctor or appropriate health care provider about the services offered. I further understand that Facilitator, Health & Wellness Bazaar, is in the business of facilitating information for medical purposes, and this may include the collection of monetary funds from patients and transfer to healthcare providers. I understand that Facilitator, Health & Wellness Bazaar, does not recommend, endorse or provide any specific test, products, or procedures of a medical nature. Reliance on any information or referrals provided by Facilitator, Health & Wellness Bazaar is solely at my own risk.
I hereby give my unqualified, informed, consent to the Healthcare Provider to perform the procedure as agreed upon in the Health & Wellness Bazaar Quote (the “Medical Services”). I certify that I have been provided with materials describing the Medical Services and that I have reviewed such materials. In addition, I certify that I have been given the opportunity to discuss the Medical Services, including the potential benefits, risks, expected outcomes, and medical alternatives to the Medical Services, with a physician employed by, contracted with, or selected by the Healthcare Provider. In addition, to the extent that during the course of the Medical Services or related services provided to me by the Healthcare Provider, the need arises for emergency, or life-saving treatment, I hereby consent to the performance of any other medical services and procedures deemed necessary by the medical staff of the Healthcare Provider, and consent to the payment of all costs associated with any and all other medical services and procedures resulting from a complication, which are not covered in the original bundled Quote.
I have not been given any promises or warranties regarding the outcome or results of the Medical Services. I have been given guidelines outlining results and expectations. I understand that my results may or will vary and depend on many factors and variables, and that my results may or may not fall within the guidelines and expectations discussed. I understand that results are not guaranteed and complications with Medical Services may arise.I specifically warrant that I have been given adequate time and information to allow myself to make a decision to undergo such Medical Services. I further warrant that I have been advised to, and have had the opportunity to seek and obtain independent medical advice from an appropriately qualified medical practitioner of my choosing in relation to any medical services that the Healthcare Provider may provide to me. At this time, I confirm that I voluntarily desire to undergo and proceed with the Medical Services.
I, the undersigned, further understand, acknowledge and agree that:
1. Participation in medical treatment and / or surgical procedures involves serious inherent risk(s);
2. There are additional serious risks inherent in travel and in participation in medical treatment and / or surgical procedures in jurisdictions outside of the U.S. or Canada;
3. Facilitator, Health & Wellness Bazaar, has not at any time: a) provided medical advice or recommendations to me; b) assessed my fitness for the purposes of travelling or undergoing any medical treatment and / or surgical procedures; c) approved or endorsed any medical treatment or procedure; d) made any guarantees or promises of benefits or cures from any such medical procedures;
4. Facilitator, Health & Wellness Bazaar does not employ medical professionals or any other personnel who may be relied upon to give medical advice, assessments, recommendations or endorsements at any time during my medical travel.
I understand that Healthcare Providers do have the right to refuse treatment based on their initial health assessment, and this is in no way reflects on Facilitator, Health & Wellness Bazaar, who is strictly a facilitator of information provided by the patient.
ASSUMPTION OF RISK
I understand that undergoing any medical procedure entails substantial risk, and possible complications. I hereby acknowledge that there are known and unknown risks and possible complications associated with the Medical Services. I agree to follow the advice of my Healthcare Provider while under his/her care. I understand that I have the right to deviate from the recommended treatment plan and in doing so, I hereby accept and agree to be solely responsible for the risks and complications that may occur as a result of deviating from the recommended treatment plan, and will not hold Healthcare Provider or Health & Wellness Bazaar responsible in any way.
My travel to Mexico and my medical treatment and / or surgery in Mexico are undertaken solely at my own risk. Any complications arising from medical procedures will be charged extra to the package price and solely my financial responsibility, including, but not limited to, additional medical treatment or further hospitalization.MEDICAL RECORDS
I swear and affirm that all information and medical records provided by me to the Healthcare Provider shall be true, accurate and complete to the best of my knowledge, and I understand that the medical personnel, including but not limited to physicians, nurses, and technicians (collectively the “Medical Personnel”) will be relying upon the truth, accuracy and completeness of such information and medical records in exercising their own medical judgment. I hereby indemnify, defend and hold harmless the Healthcare Provider from and against any liability arising from any inaccuracy, incompleteness, or intentional omission of information and medical records supplied by me or my physician in the U.S., Canada, or otherwise.
CANCELLATION/RESCHEDULING OF MEDICAL SERVICES AND REFUNDS
I agree that the Healthcare Provider has the right to cancel the Medical Services at any time and for any reason in the sole and absolute discretion of the Healthcare Provider. If the Medical Services are canceled by the Healthcare Provider, I understand that I will receive an accounting of costs incurred by the Healthcare Provider up until the date of cancellation.
I agree that in the event I choose to cancel the Medical Services, I may for any reason. If I elect to cancel the Medical Services 31 or more days before my appointment I understand that I will receive a full refund of my deposit. I agree that if I cancel the Medical Services 16 to 30 days before the appointment date, half of my deposit will be refunded. I further agree that if I cancel my appointment within 15 days of my appointment date, I will forfeit my deposit in its entirety. I agree that if I elect to cancel the Medical Services on or during my scheduled appointment date, in addition to the forfeiture of my entire deposit, I will also be liable for any costs incurred by the Healthcare Provider and Health & Wellness Bazaar on that date.
I agree that if I request to reschedule my appointment 15+ days before my appointment, Health & Wellness Bazaar will transfer my entire deposit to my new surgery date. I agree that if I request to reschedule my appointment within 15 days of my appointment, I will forfeit my deposit in its entirety.
I agree that if I schedule Medical Services 90+ days before my appointment, it is my responsibility to obtain and submit the necessary blood work to Health & Wellness Bazaar 60 days prior to my appointment. I agree that if I schedule Medical Services 30-90 days before my appointment, it is my responsibility to obtain and submit the necessary blood work to Health & Wellness Bazaar no later than 15 days after paying the deposit. I agree that if I schedule Medical Services within 30 days of my appointment, it is my responsibility to obtain and submit the necessary blood work to Health & Wellness Bazaar as soon as possible, and prior to commencing travel to my appointment.
ROLE OF HEALTH & WELLNESS BAZAAR
I understand and acknowledge that Health & Wellness Bazaar (“HWB”) is NOT a Healthcare Provider or medical professional, and does NOT provide any type of medical services. I further acknowledge that HWB does not employ the Healthcare Provider, nor is HWB employed by the Healthcare Provider. I understand that HWB is an international medical provider network facilitating Medical Services for Patients with contracted Healthcare Providers. HWB does not charge any Healthcare Provider to be listed on the HWB Healthcare Marketplace at HWBazaar.com. I understand that information provided by HWB is for educational and informational purposes only, and is not intended to be a substitute for a Healthcare Provider’s consultation. I understand that HWB is not responsible for the Medical Services provided by the Healthcare Provider and has no say in the treatment or results I receive from the Healthcare Provider.
RELEASE & INDEMNIFICATION OF HEALTH & WELLNESS BAZAAR
Therefore, and in any event, I hereby waive, remise, release and forever discharge HWB and its officers, directors, shareholders, servants, employees and agents, and the successors of and from every and any claim of any nature or kind whatsoever that I have, can, shall or may hereafter have, including, without limitation, claims, demands, damages, actions, causes of actions, costs and expenses arising out of or relating to my death, injury, loss or damage (such as disability, loss of capacity, pain and suffering, medical or surgical complication), howsoever caused, arising directly or indirectly out of or in connection with my travel to, from, or within Mexico, or any other City and Country of surgery, or any medical treatment and/or surgical procedures undergone by me.
I agree to save and indemnify HWB from and against every and any claim of any nature or kind whatsoever that any third party can, shall or may hereafter have against HWB including without limitation claims, demands, damages, actions, causes of actions, costs and expenses arising out of or relating to my death, injury, loss or damage (such as disability, loss of capacity, pain and suffering, medical or surgical complication), howsoever caused, arising directly or indirectly out of or in connection with my travel to, from, or within Mexico, or any other City and Country of surgery and/or any medical treatment and/or surgical procedures undergone by me.
AGREEMENT TO ARBITRATE
It is understood that any dispute that arises from services rendered by HWB, will be determined by submission to arbitration by law in the Country in which the services were rendered, before resorting to a lawsuit or any other court process. It is also understood that any dispute, including claims of medical malpractice, as well disputes as to whether or not a claim is subject to arbitration, will also be determined by submission to binding arbitration in accordance with law in the Country of which services were rendered.
VENUE AND GOVERNING LAW
In the event any dispute arises between me and the Healthcare Provider and/or HWB, then with respect to any litigation arising from such dispute, I (a) consent to submit to the exclusive personal jurisdiction of the courts of ordinary jurisdiction in the City and Country of which services are rendered regardless if their local is not within the United States (b) agree not to attempt to deny or defeat such personal jurisdiction by motion or other request for leave from any such courts, (c) agree not to bring any action relating to such dispute in any court other than a court of ordinary jurisdiction sitting in the City and Country of which services were rendered, (d) agree to submit any complaint in writing within thirty (30) days of becoming aware of any medical complication or issue. I hereby agree that any dispute arising out of the Healthcare Services shall be governed and construed in accordance with the laws of the Country in which services were rendered. Any dispute arising from the medical, clinical, or pharmaceutical practices provided in Mexico to me shall be interpreted and enforced in accordance with the laws and regulations of Mexico pertaining to that particular field of expertise. The venue for such dispute resolution shall be an appropriate court within Mexico where the Medical Services are provided.
Having read this form in its entirety, my signature below acknowledges that I agree with and understand all of the statements contained and set forth within this document. I am aware of the risks of the Medical Services, and fully understand and accept these risks. I further warrant that I desire to voluntarily obtain Medical Services provided by the Healthcare Provider in their offices that are not within the United States. I warrant that I have read and understand every provision contained in this Agreement.