Sunday, August 02, 2009

Wisconsin Informed Consent Law

Wisconsin medical malpractice law has a doctrine known as informed consent. This was recently addressed by the Wisconsin Supreme Court in Bubb v. Brusky. Maryland personal injury lawyer Ron Miller has a very good post on the Bubb decision here. The basic take away from the decision is that physicians have a duty to fully inform patients of treatment alternatives that reasonable patients may choose. Thus, the failure of a doctor to give a patient those options may be found to be medical malpractice in Wisconsin.

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