1. A patient looks at an advertisement in a local newspaper. It is about a bariatric surgery program

1. A patient looks at an advertisement in a local newspaper. It is about a bariatric surgery program that proclaims being the best bariatric program in the country that performs a large number of gastric bypass procedures that is “routine in the hands of our experienced team.” The patient visits the center and views an hour long tape that describes the operation, its preoperative workup, and expected weight loss. After that she signs a consent form. She undergoes a psychological evaluation and nutritional evaluation the same day, has blood tests, and undergoes a gastric bypass 2 days later. Two years after surgery she develops severe malnutrition and sues the hospital and the surgeon. She claims that she was never informed about such a complication. The lack of which of the following could have potentially contributed to such a lawsuit? A. Lack of a detailed informed consent B. Careless marketing C. Rushing with the process of informed consent D. All of the above

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