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Tort/Negligence – Medical Malpractice – Sovereign Immunity – Public Health Physician (access required)

Where plaintiff's medical malpractice suit alleges defendant, a board-certified ob-gyn and salaried physician working in a state health clinic, was negligent in failing to order mammograms and needle biopsies after he detected a lump in plaintiff's right breast, the state-employed public health physician has sovereign immunity from liability. Plaintiff claims that defendant's plea of sovereign immunity ...

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