Read this court case very carefully: Bertha
Siliezar v. East Jefferson General Hospital and Dr. Joseph Tamimie. No.
04-CA-939. Decided: January 11, 2005. (See: http://caselaw.findlaw.com/la-court-of-appeal/1094597.html).
What do you think about the court ruling regarding the adequacy of verbal
consent prior to surgery? Do you think that the clinicians in this case
acted reasonably? Ethically? If the plaintiff was your family
member how would you feel about this situation?