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Murray v McMurchy, [1949] 2 DLR 442 (BC SC)


Woman goes in for Cesarian. Doctor, while doing operation finds out that she has tumour, and ties off her fallopian tubes. Doctor performed procedure with no consent, and situation was not an emergency.


If it is an not a medical emergency, doctors must leave decisions to the patient.


She should have been informed about the tumour post-Cesearian, but to immediately tie off fallopian tubes is not appropriate.

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