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Hospital Negligent for Not Summoning Bioethics?

Rinat Dray has been litigating a lawsuit against Staten Island University Hospital over a cesarean performed without her consent and over her objections. Interestingly, the main claim proceeding to trial concern’s the hospital’s “failure to timely summon” or “advise of the function or existence of” the hospital’s bioethics department.

Unfortunately, Dray’s remaining claims mostly sound in battery and she filed the case after the New York statute of limitations for battery. An appeal on the dismissal of those claims has just been fully briefed. 

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