Ann W. Latner

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Most Recent Articles by Ann W. Latner

Can a Physician Be Assessed Punitive Damages for Altering or Destroying Medical Records?

By Nov 13, 2018

During her testimony, Dr E was asked about the notes in the chart, and she was forced to admit that she transcribed the scribble notes into the patient's record after the patient died and she had been contacted by the plaintiff's law firm asking for the records.

Is a Physician Liable When a Patient Fails to Follow Discharge Instructions?

By Oct 02, 2018

Dr C was determined to fight this case, and his defense attorney was supportive after looking at the detailed notes and documented calls to the patient which were never returned.

Patient Sues After Becoming Paralyzed Following Visit to Urgent Care

By Sep 10, 2018

Juries are notoriously unpredictable, and this case might have gone either way.

Physician Sued After Letting Patient Leave Against Medical Advice

By Aug 06, 2018

The police informed Dr. M that the patient, a 24-year old named Mr. G, had been the perpetrator of an assault and in the process was hit in the head with a blunt object by a bystander.

Physician Sued by Noncompliant Patient After Failing to Follow Up on Test

By Jul 10, 2018

Timely review and appropriate follow up on all patient reports is essential and must be part of a practice's routine.

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