No. A087171.

112 Cal.Rptr.2d 171 (2001)

92 Cal.App.4th 692

Ric SCHIFF et al., Plaintiffs and Appellants, v. Michael PRADOS, Defendant and Respondent.

Court of Appeals of California, First District, Division Four.

Rehearing Denied October 26, 2001.

Review Denied January 3, 2002.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Law Offices of Edward J. Nevin, Edward J. Nevin, San Francisco, Law Offices of Daniel U. Smith, Daniel U. Smith, Los Angeles, Ted W. Pelletier, for Appellants.

Greines, Martin, Stein & Richland, Jennifer L. King, Martin Stein, Beverly Hills, Anderson, Galloway & Lucchese, Walnut Creek, Sonja M. Dahl, Pleasanton, Thomas J. Donnelly, Walnut Creek, for Respondent.

Susan L. Penney, Catherine I. Hanson, San Francisco, for Amici Curiae: California Medical Association, California Dental Association and California Healthcare Association on behalf of Respondent.


A doctor's obligation to obtain a patient's informed consent to medical treatment includes "a duty of reasonable disclosure of the available choices with respect to proposed therapy and of the dangers inherently and potentially involved in each." (Cobbs v. Grant (1972) 8 Cal.3d 229, 243, 104 Cal.Rptr. 505,

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