Vermont Supreme Court
889 A.2d 746 (2005)
Paul Christman consulted Gordon Davis, a periodontist, about his tooth and gum problems. Davis discussed a tissue graft procedure with Christman, and Christman consented to that procedure. During the procedure, Davis decided to instead perform a flap procedure only. The flap procedure was less invasive, and would have been required as an initial part of the tissue graft procedure. The flap procedure was unsuccessful, and Christman was later informed he would need to undergo the tissue graft procedure. Christman (plaintiff) sued Davis (defendant) for battery, arguing that Davis performed a procedure on Christman to which he did not consent. The lower court granted summary judgment in favor of Davis, and Christman appealed.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Dooley, J.)
What to do next…
Unlock this case brief with a free (no-commitment) trial membership of Quimbee.
You’ll be in good company: Quimbee is one of the most widely used and trusted sites for law students, serving more than 97,000 law students since 2011. Some law schools—such as Yale, Vanderbilt, Berkeley, and the University of Illinois—even subscribe directly to Quimbee for all their law students. Read our student testimonials.
Learn more about Quimbee’s unique (and proven) approach to achieving great grades at law school.
Quimbee is a company hell-bent on one thing: helping you get an “A” in every course you take in law school, so you can graduate at the top of your class and get a high-paying law job. We’re not just a study aid for law students; we’re the study aid for law students. Read more about Quimbee.
Here's why 238,000 law students have relied on our case briefs:
- Written by law professors and practitioners, not other law students. 14,200 briefs, keyed to 189 casebooks. Top-notch customer support.
- The right amount of information, includes the facts, issues, rule of law, holding and reasoning, and any concurrences and dissents.
- Access in your classes, works on your mobile and tablet. Massive library of related video lessons and high quality multiple-choice questions.
- Easy to use, uniform format for every case brief. Written in plain English, not in legalese. Our briefs summarize and simplify; they don’t just repeat the court’s language.