Kerins v. Hartley.

  title={Kerins v. Hartley.},
  journal={West's California reporter},
  • Published 1993 in West's California reporter
A California appellate court reversed a summary judgment order against a patient who claimed that she had suffered severe mental anguish and emotional distress upon learning that a surgeon who had previously operated on her had tested HIV positive. The patient, Kerins, had undergone surgery for a uterine tumor. Five days after performing this surgery, her surgeon, Dr. Gordon, learned that he had tested HIV positive. Approximately eighteen months later, Ms. Kerins discovered that Dr. Gordon was… CONTINUE READING