Most Recent Articles by Ann W. Latner
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.
This month we look at a case where a physician made a judgment call and ended up being judged harshly for it.
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.
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.