Ann W. Latner

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Most Recent Articles by Ann W. Latner

Undisclosed Lab Result Leads to Lawsuit After Patient's Death

By May 02, 2018

Dr P's expert testified that there was nothing to treat or to tell the patient about.

Patient Sues Clinician for Privacy Violation After Practice Responds to Subpoena

By Apr 03, 2018

HIPAA does not create the right for an individual to sue, only to file a complaint with the government. However, some states have begun to look at whether a common law cause of action may exist when a health care provider reveals private health information.

Clinicians Fail to Recognize Signs of Rare but Deadly Infection

By Mar 06, 2018

In this month's case we look at a situation where a patient and his family had one idea about diagnosis/treatment, and the clinicians had another.

He Said, She Said: Clinician Sued After Patient Suffers Severe Drug Reaction

By Feb 07, 2018

It is essential to document warnings, especially significant ones, like this.

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.

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