‘“Error in judgment” jury instruction properly cuts room for doctor to escape liability for delay of surgery’

“A doctor did not commit malpractice by awaiting test results before committing a patient to surgery for an ischemic bowel, even if permanent disability resulted from delay, the Massachusetts Appeals Court ruled before Memorial Day weekend. The jury was properly instructed to allow leeway for error in judgment …” (more)

[Richard Peltz-Steele, The Savory Tort, 8 June]

First posted 2021-06-08 15:00:40

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