Litigation and legislation: how much is too much?

  title={Litigation and legislation: how much is too much?},
  author={Laurance Jerrold},
  journal={American journal of orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics : official publication of the American Association of Orthodontists, its constituent societies, and the American Board of Orthodontics},
  volume={147 3},
At trial, when attempting to determine whether a patient's informed consent was obtained, is it appropriate for the jury to hear all of the risks that should have been disclosed or only those that actually materialized and resulted in injury? From a clinical perspective, the answer is this: since you don't know which of any potential risks will actually occur, one needs to discuss all of them with the patient to truly inform the patient. But what if we ask the same question, only this time from… CONTINUE READING