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Torts Keyed to Underwood
Scott v. Bradford
Citation:606 P.2d 554 (Okla. 1979)
The plaintiff’s physician advised her that she had several fibroid tumors on her uterus and referred her to the defendant, a surgeon. The defendant admitted her to the hospital where she signed a routine consent form prior to defendant’s performing a hysterectomy. After surgery, the plaintiff experienced problems with bladder control. She visited another physician who discovered she had a vesicovaginal fistula which permitted urine to leak from her bladder into the vagina. The plaintiff claimed that the defendant failed to advise her of the risks involved with the surgery or to inform her of the available alternatives to surgery. The plaintiff believes that if she had been properly informed that she would have refused the surgery.
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