1995 B.C.J. No. 229
In Smith v. Tweedale, David Hobbs successfully prosecuted a physician regarding his handlingof a tubal ligation procedure.
The issue at trial was whether the defendant exercised the standard of care expected of a reasonably competent gynaecologist when he explained to the plaintiff that the tubal sterilization which he was about to perform upon her at her request was a permanent and irreversible procedure. The plaintiff alleged that the information given to her by the defendant did not convey that important consequence to her, and that had it done so she would not have consented to the procedure.
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