Docket No. S022805.

2 Cal.4th 1064 (1992)

831 P.2d 1197

9 Cal. Rptr.2d 615

JULIA BURGESS, Petitioner, v. THE SUPERIOR COURT OF LOS ANGELES COUNTY, Respondent; NARENDRA GUPTA et al., Real Parties in Interest.

Supreme Court of California.

July 9, 1992.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case


David Silverton, Shaun L. Quinlan and Michael J. McKeown for Petitioner.

No appearance for Respondent.

Bonne, Jones, Bridges, Mueller & O'Keefe, Peter A. Schneider, Keith M. Staub and Cameron J. Whitehead for Real Parties in Interest.

Horvitz & Levy, Kathy L. Eldredge and David S. Ettinger as Amici Curiae on behalf of Real Parties in Interest.



Can a mother recover damages for negligently inflicted emotional distress against a physician who entered into a physician-patient relationship with her for care during labor and delivery if her child is injured during the course of the delivery? Because the professional malpractice alleged in this case breached a duty owed to the mother as well as the child, we hold that the mother can be compensated for emotional...

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