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Justices tackle puzzling law in medical battery case

WASHINGTON – Attempts to sort out the meaning of a confusing and oddly worded statute to determine whether a Navy surgeon is immune from liability for allegedly performing eye surgery without obtaining consent left the justices of the U.S. Supreme ...

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Justices to decide if Navy doctor can be sued for battery

The U.S. Supreme Court will decide whether the federal Gonzalez Act waives governmental immunity for battery claims against a Navy doctor who allegedly performed cataract surgery without the patient’s informed consent.

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