Patient's fears were justified because doctor advised tests.

  • Published 1999 in AIDS policy & law

Abstract

A Connecticut physician faces liability charges for advising a patient to seek HIV testing after surgery was performed using unsterilized instruments. The court allowed the defendant, [name removed], to sue Dr. [name removed] for emotional distress because the doctor created a "foreseeability of distress" regarding possible exposure to HIV or other… (More)

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