The state Supreme Court will hear case on what information must be disclosed by an obstetrician when advising a patient to terminate a pregnancy
The state Supreme Court will hear an appeal of a decision by the state Superior Court that a jury could decide “[w]hat medical information is material and must be disclosed by an obstetrician when advising a patient to terminate a pregnancy and what medical information is material when the patient asks if the ‘baby’ is already there.”
The case in question involved a doctor who a woman claims incorrectly told her she was not aborting a human life. The question centers around the discrepancy in meanings of “human life” and “baby” between the doctor and the patient.
A wrongful death action was dismissed but an appellate court ruled that the woman could sue for damages involving medical malpractice.
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