Duty of doctors to inform patients about risks of surgery

budak2.jpgPutrajaya: Doktors have a duty to disclose the risk to their patients before performing critical operations.

And it is for patients to be given the choise of whether to go for surgery.failure to warn patients on the possible consequences could result in doctors facing a medical negligence suit,should the operation be a failure.

The Federal Court yesterday affirmed its earlier decision when a fiveman panel dismissed,with costs,an application by a doctor and a private hospital to review the ruling.

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