In Albany Urology Clinic, P.C. v. Cleveland,'the Georgia Supreme Court ruled that neither state common law nor Georgia's informed consent statutes require physicians affirmatively to disclose negative personal life factors, such as illegal drug use, before treating patients. Consequently, patients injured during certain surgical or diagnostic procedures are severely impeded from pursuing an action of fraud or battery against physicians who fail to divulge their illegal drug use during the course of their patients' medical treatment.
Cook, Kate Sievert
"Albany Urology Clinic, P.C. v. Cleveland: Why You Should Always Ask Your Urologiest if He Is a Cocaine Addict,"
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