Understanding the legal history and evolution of the informed consent doctrine helps to understand why the rules exist today as they are. Additionally, it should be noted that while informed consent requirements differ by state, there are many similarities.
The term “informed consent” was first used in 1957 in the case Salgo v. Leland Standford Jr., University Board of Trustees.
- The patient received an aortogram without first being informed of the risk of the contrast dye.
Although physicians and dentists were now required to disclose information regarding treatment, no guidance was given as to what level of detail must be included
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