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- Decision to forgo further discipline returned to regulator for lack of explanation
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A patient signs a consent form for spinal surgery. But later he finds out that the state medical board reprimanded the neurosurgeon for substance abuse during the period of the surgery. Does the patient's consent form qualify as true "informed consent"? And if not, could the patient make the case that the surgery actually constituted medical battery?
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