No. A093197.

124 Cal.Rptr.2d 644 (2002)

101 Cal.App.4th 749

Paul M. BETTERTON, Plaintiff and Appellant, v. Jonathan LEICHTLING, Defendant and Respondent.

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

August 29, 2002.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Edward Joseph Nevin, San Francisco, for Appellant.

B. Thomas French, Joseph C. Gharrity, Robert S. Willoughby, Hassard, Bonnington, San Francisco, for Respondent.


It is settled that a doctor's duty to disclose serious potential complications to a patient before performing a medical procedure is not defined by the standards of the medical community. (Arato v. Avedon (1993) 5 Cal.4th 1172, 1191, 23 Cal.Rptr.2d 131, 858 P.2d 598 (Arato).) However, whether a risk of serious complications...

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