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Medical Malpractice – Informed Consent – Childbirth – Forceps (access required)

Although plaintiff mother, upon admission to the hospital for childbirth, signed a general consent form which authorized defendant physician to "perform diagnostic or therapeutic medical and surgical procedures and to administer anesthetics," this form did not bar the plaintiffs' complaint that the physician failed to procure the mother's informed consent to his use of forceps ...

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