No. 2 CA-CIV 3120.

122 Ariz. 515 (1979)

596 P.2d 41

Jennie SCOPELLITE and Jack Scopellite, wife and husband, Plaintiffs-Appellants, v. Charles W. NEEDHAM and Constanca Needham, husband and wife, Defendants-Appellees.

Court of Appeals of Arizona, Division 2.

Rehearing Denied May 16, 1979.

Review Denied June 5, 1979.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Darrel G. Brown, Tucson, for plaintiffs-appellants.

Chandler, Tullar, Udall & Redhair by D.B. Udall, Tucson, for defendants-appellees.


HOWARD, Judge.

On March 11, 1977, appellants filed a medical malpractice action against Dr. Needham. Although they did not plead in separate counts, appellants alleged that in 1975 Dr. Needham removed a portion of the skull of Jennie Scopellite for the purpose of examining it and that in so doing Dr. Needham (1) was negligent in performing the operation, (2) did not obtain the informed consent of the patient and (3) did not perform the operation in...

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