Frances Hector Vs. Cedars-Sinai Hospital: Case Study

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The case involves Frances Hector versus Cedars-Sinai Hospital. Hector had a defective pacemaker implanted at the hospital. Hector then attempted to sue Cedars-Sinai claiming that they were primarily involved in selling the pacemaker and providing the services of implanting the device was secondary. The question is who won? What about the policy that supports the mixed sale doctrine? The answer is that Cedars-Sinai won the case. The Court of Appeals ruled that Cedars-Sinai did not decide which brand and type of pacemaker to select, the physician made the selection. The hospital was also not involved in testing the pacemaker since they did not make the decision. The hospital’s major function was to provide the medical services necessary for

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