Choose a case dealing with a question of whether a patient was given proper informed consent before a medical procedure or a case dealing with whether the patient was given proper informed consent in relation to withdrawal of medical treatment. You will need to give the facts of your case, the decision (holding) of the court, and the reasoning of the court. You will also need to explain, in detail, the elements of informed consent and why the informed consent was correct or incorrect.
Finding case law is different than searching for other types of law. A legal professional would, most likely, use the legal search engines, Westlaw or Lexis, but these websites can be very expensive and very difficult to navigate for someone without specific training.
The easiest websites for a non-legal professional to use to search for case law are:
Cornell Law law.cornell.edu FindLaw caselaw.findlaw.com Justia law.justia.com You can also explore the WCU library and ask the librarians for assistance in finding case law.