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Zendler v. Univ. of Utah Health Care, 2020 UT App 143 (Oct. 22, 2020)

Oct 22, 2020

The court of appeals affirmed summary judgment to the defendants in this medical malpractice action, including dismissal of the plaintiff’s informed consent claim. The court interpreted the informed consent statute, Utah Code § 78B-3-406, and concluded that the requirement to inform the patient of the “substantial and significant risk[s]” of a procedure does not require the health provider to inform each patient of his or her specific increased risks.