Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Court In France Fines A Doctor Who Did Not Tell Patient Hepatitis B Vaccine Causes Multiple Sclerosis

A hospital visit can be stressful enough without the fear that the medical treatment you need may result in further harm at the hands of trained medical staff. Doctors and other medical professionals are required to meet a certain standard of care, and when they fail to do so and it results in injury they need to be held accountable for their negligence.


Court Fines Doctor Who Did Not Tell Patient Hepatitis B Vaccine Causes Multiple Sclerosis

Child Health Safety,  8 January 2013

A French Court has fined a doctor 3000 Euros for failing to inform a patient of all side effects of a vaccination.  This included the risk of multiple sclerosis from the Hepatitis B vaccine.

This is an important decision which reinforces in law the doctor’s obligation to obtain informed consent from a patient.

The full story can be read in this Google translation from a French law website for French lawyers:


Vaccination against hepatitis B and multiple sclerosis: the patient must know!

By William COLLART – Lawyer | 24-12-201


Child Health Safety

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