Informed Consent: II
Miller, Leslie J.
JAMA. 1980 Nov 21; 244(20): 2347-2350.
In the second article of his four-part series on informed consent, the author discusses defenses a physician may employ against informed consent claims. Seven situations are described where failure to disclose risks might be justified by lack of materiality, standards of medical practice, or lack of proximate cause of the injury. Miller cites cases in which these arguments were recognized by the courts, but cautions against generalization of their applicability to other cases. (KIE abstract)