The patient’s right to informed consent in the US Legal System. Genesis, development, foundations and brief questioning comparison with the Spanish model

The patient’s right to informed consent in the US Legal System. Genesis, development, foundations and brief questioning comparison with the Spanish model
Noelia Martinez-Doallo
Derecho y Salud, 2020; 30(2) pp 57-83
Abstract
A legal analysis on the informed consent of the patient primarily requires considering the common law, regardless of solutions provided by the malpractice statutes and a promising constitutional protection route, despite the ascertainment of some preventable shortcomings. This paper aims to offer a comprehensive review on the genesis, advancement and basis of the U.S. legal protection of the informed consent in the healthcare extent, to afterwards carry out a brief comparative study with the Spanish regulation.

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