Torrance Memorial Sued Over Photo Taken During Surgery

Torrance (Calif.) Memorial Medical Center is facing a lawsuit over a photo taken of a patient while she was undergoing surgery, according to a Los Angeles Times report.

An anesthesiologist put stickers on the patient's face and a nurses aide took the photo during a 2011 procedure, according to the report. The incident sparked a privacy lawsuit against the hospital.

Torrance Memorial officials confirm the incident happened, and medical staff involved have been disciplined, according to the report.

The patient is a former employee of the hospital, and the clinicians involved felt the patient would appreciate the joke, according to the report.

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