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Hospital Not Liable for Physician’s Alleged Failure to Get Informed Consent
A New York appellate court ruled that a hospital could not be liable for the failure of physicians not employed by the hospital to obtain a patient’s informed consent when a different procedure than the one the patient consented to was performed, unless the hospital knew or should have known that the private physician was acting or would act without the patient’s informed consent.
Cynamon v. Mount Sinai Hosp.
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