Ann W. Latner


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Patient's Special Arrangement With Physician Leads to Lawsuit After Death

By Jan 09, 2018

The physician only took the patient's blood pressure twice a year and did no other medical checks, following his requests. After the patient died of colon cancer, the patient's widow sued the physician.

When Does a Patient's Responsibility Rise to Contributory Negligence?

By Dec 05, 2017

A patient is misdiagnosed twice and doesn't get a doctor recommended blood test, the patient subsequently died. Was there contributory negligence on behalf of the patient?

Clinician Misses Medication Error After Signing Off on Unread Email

By Nov 02, 2017

In this case a doctor signs off on an e-mail prescription without reviewing leading to dire consequences.

Fatal Outcome After Clinician Prescribes Without Seeing Patient

By Oct 02, 2017

This month's case examines what could happen when a clinician diagnoses and prescribes based on complaints being relayed to her, without seeing, or even directly speaking to, the patient.

Third-Party Sues Clinician for Failing to Warn Patient Not to Drive

By Sep 11, 2017

Dr. K felt sorrow at the passing of his patient, Mr. P, and especially about the terrible circumstances that led up to it. However, it never occurred to him that he might be involved in any way. So, when he received papers notifying him that he was being sued by the family of the young boy who had been killed by Mr. P's car, he was stunned.

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