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Man sues LA hospital over son’s brain damage
The Mercury News

A man who claims his son was left brain-damaged after a double-hernia surgery is suing Childrens Hospital of Los Angeles and two doctors for $19 million. Eduardo Rivas, who speaks Spanish, says he never consented to the surgery in 2007. He testified last week during the jury trial in Los Angeles. State investigators say the hospital couldn’t supply any records to prove Rivas consented to the operation. The hospital says the Tujunga man gave his consent by phone.