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Tunkl v. Regents of the University of California
Citation:383 P.2d 441 (Cal. 1963)
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On June 11, 1956, plaintiff’s now-deceased husband Hugo Tunkl was admitted to the UCLA Medical Center – a hospital operated by the Regents of the University of California as a nonprofit charitable institution. The hospital accepts patients if the study and treatment of their condition would aid research and development in the field of medicine. As a result of these parameters, the patient must sign a contract with an exculpatory clause absolving the hospital and the Regents from liability. Mr. Tunkl was injured as a result of the negligence of two physicians and brought this action to recover damages. Mr Tunkl died after the suit was brought and the executrix of his estate took over as the plaintiff.
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