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Childrens Hospital sued over issue of consent for infant’s surgery
Los Angeles Times

When a doctor at Childrens 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.

Nathan had been born four months premature. His mother, Rivas’ wife, had died of breast cancer soon after his birth. Rivas had to decide on his own.