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The government was handed a court order Monday to pay damages to the family of a now-deceased woman on whom a public hospital performed a clinical experiment without her consent.

Presiding Judge Kenichi Ido of the Kanazawa District Court said in the ruling, “Doctors’ inclusion of the patient in a clinical test without her consent infringed on her right to decide and violated a medical-care contract” with her.

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