Legal Issues in Medicine

Latner, Ann W.
December 2010
Renal & Urology News;Dec2010, Vol. 9 Issue 12, p34
The article discusses the malpractice lawsuit filed by a female patient against a general practitioner in the U.S. for failing to offer pneumococcal revaccination. The patient suffered a serious pneumococcal infection and have to undergo partial amputation due to necrosis. It notes that the case has been solved through mediation and was settled for 500,000 dollars. It cites that mediation is a means to resolve disputes between parties without going to trial.


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