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When a Dr. says to a hospital patient that the surgery could kill him and the patient goes ahead with it, then dies... could the life insurance or medical examiner claim it was suicide?

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And no doctor will perform surgery on a patient if there is zero chance of survival, it just doesn't happen.
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Ebees, no it is not suicide because the patient didn't preform their own surgery. As cdnreader mentioned above, all surgeons need to inform their patients of potential risks.
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Dear Ebees,

I hear your concern but I believe all doctors warn their patients about potential risks even for the most common surgeries. Even if the patient passes during surgery or even after, it will not be considered a suicide. It should not affect any insurance claims.
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