Ann W. Latner

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Most Recent Articles by Ann W. Latner

Physician Liable When Vital Information Not Conveyed to Patient, Other Clinicians

By Jan 07, 2019

As soon as the verdict was delivered, and the jury filed out of the courtroom, the medical practice's attorney immediately made numerous motions, including for a new trial, for an appeal, to set aside the verdict and to challenge the jury's award.

Physician's Decision to Discontinue Med Leads to Lawsuit After Patient Suffers Stroke

By Dec 03, 2018

This month we look at a case where a physician made a judgment call and ended up being judged harshly for it.

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.

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