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

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 | 24-12-2012