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A doctor's duty to inform a patient of available choices with respect to proposed therapy and of the dangers inherently and potentially involved does not include the duty to discuss a treatment that cannot legally be administered in the state.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 09/28/2001
  • Published 09/28/2001


  • KAY, J.


  • California Court of Appeal


  • For Appellant:
  •  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.

  • For Appellees:
  • 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.
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