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Hector v. Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

Plaintiff is injured by a defective pacemaker that had been implanted at defendant’s hospital. The plaintiff’s physician had performed the implantation. The defendant had ordered the pacemaker and delivered it to the surgery room; however, the model and type of pacemaker was specified by the plaintiff’s physician. Should a hospital be liable for defects in the medical products it furnishes in connection with a patient’s care and treatment?