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Informed consent to general anesthesia disputed – Defense Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff, the widow of the decedent patient, contended that the defendant anesthesiologist and certified registered nurse anesthetist failed to obtain her husband’s informed consent to general anesthesia prior to knee replacement surgery on Oct. 19, 2006. Plaintiff alleged that the decedent, age 75, had told his orthopedic surgeon, his wife, adult children and friends that ...