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When a patient’s death is broadcast without permission

Anita Chanko, whose husband Mark Chanko died after being hit by a sanitation truck, was shocked to see her husband’s final moments on an episode of the TV show “NY Med”. The show was filmed without the family’s permission, raising questions about patient privacy laws for reality TV shows. The Chanko family sued ABC, NewYork-Presbyterian, and Dr. Sebastian Schubl for damages, but the case has been dismissed, although the family has asked for the ruling to be reviewed.

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