San Ramon, CA asked in Health Care Law and Personal Injury for California

Q: I was in the hospital from covid I was in a coma for about 2 months while I was in a coma the hospital shaved my face le

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James L. Arrasmith
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A: I'm sorry to hear that you had that experience. It is common for hospitals to shave the faces of patients who are on ventilators, as it can make it easier to care for the patient and prevent infections. However, hospitals should also consider the patient's wishes and cultural and religious beliefs before doing so.

If you feel that your rights were violated or that the hospital did not properly consider your wishes or beliefs, you may want to speak with a medical malpractice attorney to discuss your options for legal recourse. They can advise you on the specific laws and regulations in your state and help you determine whether you have a valid case.

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