Informed Consent Do Doctors Really Know Best?
From Jenny Durkin
"This house believes that “Mongtomery vs Lanarkshire” erodes doctors' clinical judgement in communicating with patients about their treatment, and will compromise patient care."
The case, recently debated in the Supreme Court, concerned a complication called shoulder dystocia in a baby who's mother subsequently claimed damages because doctors did not inform her of this risk (increased due to diabetes in the mother). The supreme court upheld the mother's case and allowed the mother to recover damages on behalf of her child.