Duncan v. Scottsdale Medical Imaging, Ltd

In Duncan v. Scottsdale Medical Imaging, Ltd., 205 Ariz. 306, 70 P.3d 435 (Ariz. 2003) the Court held that a medical imaging provider could be held liable for battery when a patient explicitly conditioned consent to an "MRI" on being medicated only with either morphine or demerol. When the patient arrived for the MRI, the nurse told the patient that fentanyl would be administered. The patient objected, the nurse called the doctor, told the patient the orders had been changed to morphine and then secretly injected the patient with fentanyl.