Routine lulls doctor into sloppiness

Latner, Ann W.
July 2008
Cortlandt Forum;Jul/Aug2008, Vol. 21 Issue 7, p41
The article presents the case of a physician who was alleged of professional malpractice for negligently treating his patient. The patient, who died with a colon cancer, was said to have hired the accused physician as an expert witness. The plaintiff's attorney promptly filed suit, alleging that the physician had failed to recommend colon cancer screening for a patient older than 50. When the depositions were completed, the two sides agreed on a $1 million award shortly before the trial.


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