[TENTATIVE] ORDER RE: DEFENDANT PROVIDENCE HOLY CROSS MEDICAL CENTER’S MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT; MOTION GRANTED

On March 11, 2016, Plaintiffs Miguel Iboa (“Iboa” or “Plaintiff”) and Roxana Flores (collectively, “Plaintiffs”) filed this action against Defendants City of Hope Medical Group, Inc., Frank Yusuf, M.D., Hans Schoelhammer, M.D., Yih-Dar Nien, M.D., Vijay Trisal, M.D., Rendel Houston, M.D., and Rahim Aimaq, M.D. (collectively, “Defendants”) for medical malpractice relating to the care and treatment rendered beginning on September 10, 2014. Frank Yusuf, M.D. (“Dr. Yusuf”) moves for summary judgment.

Plaintiffs allege Dr. Yusuf, general surgeon, was negligent in failing to entirely remove Iboa’s cancerous rectal mass during surgery on September 10, 2014. Dr. Yusuf first saw Iboa on June 13, 2014 when Plaintiff was referred by another doctor after a colonoscopy on April 23, 2014. Dr. Yusuf confirmed adenoma and examination identified a palpable........