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The Court awarded damages to a patient who underwent corrective laser eye surgery on the basis of "breach of autonomy"

Court rulings place much emphasis on patient's informed consent. In the framework of these rulings, courts give much importance to the scope of explanations given to the patient, the extent of his/her understanding of the explanations given and the documentation of the process in the medical records. The following court ruling awarded compensation to a patient for breach of his autonomy.


The obligation to inform regarding extended prenatal testing

Despite rejecting the suit, the judge emphasized the obligation to inform with regard to expanded testing during pregnancy




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