Tennessee Code Annotated

Title 29: Remedies and Special Proceedings

Chapter 26: Medical Malpractice

Part 1: General Provisions

TCA 29-26-118: Proving inadequacy of consent.

In a health care liability action, the plaintiff shall prove by evidence as required by SC 29-26-115(b) that the defendant did not supply appropriate information to the patient in obtaining informed consent (to the procedure out of which plaintiff's claim allegedly arose) in accordance with the recognized standard of acceptable professional practice in the profession and in the specialty, if any, that the defendant practices in the community in which the defendant practices and in similar communities.

History: Acts 1975, ch. 299, SC 17; 1976, ch. 759, SC 18; T.C.A., SC 23-3417; Acts 2012, ch. 798, SC 10.