Children's Hospital sued over issue of consent for infant's surgery

Los Angeles Times, April 13, 2010

When a doctor at Children's Hospital of Los Angeles called in 2007 to tell Eduardo Rivas that his 6-month-old son needed surgery to repair double hernias, Rivas was not sure what he should do. What happened next is at the root of a $19-million civil lawsuit filed by Rivas against the hospital and two of his son's doctors. Rivas, a Spanish speaker, told the jury hearing the case in Los Angeles County Superior Court that he never consented to surgery that he says left his son brain-damaged, the Los Angeles Times reports.


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