Health Law Keyed to Furrow
Tunkl v. Regents of Univ. of California
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The UCLA Medical Center is a nonprofit and largely research-based facility where Tunkl's (Plaintiff) decedent was admitted as part of a research project. He signed a liability waiver before admission. He was allegedly injured while in the hospital due to physician malpractice. Prior to his death, the decedent brought a personal injury action. After his death, Plaintiff substituted as administratrix. The jury held the release valid and returned a verdict for the defense. The court of appeal affirmed and the California Supreme Court granted review.
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