MATHIS v. MORRISSEY

Docket No. C011114.

11 Cal.App.4th 332 (1992)

13 Cal. Rptr.2d 819

JO ANN MATHIS et al., Plaintiffs and Appellants, v. JAMES D. MORRISSEY, Defendant and Respondent.

Court of Appeals of California, Third District.

November 30, 1992.


Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

COUNSEL

James F. Scott and Eugene Dong for Plaintiffs and Appellants.

Anderson, Galloway & Lucchese, Thomas J. Donnelly and Karen A. Sparks for Defendant and Respondent.


OPINION

SPARKS, Acting P.J.

In this wrongful death/medical malpractice action we consider whether the trial court erred in refusing two special instructions, one concerning a physician's duty to inform the patient of different schools of thought on the proposed surgery and the other dealing with the burden of proof. For the reasons which follow, we conclude that the trial court correctly refused the special instructions. We also consider...

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