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Tort – Defamation – ER Treatment – ‘Euthanized’ Patient (access required)

A contract anesthesiologist can sue a hospital and its house trauma surgeon for defamation for telling the anesthesiologist, “you just euthanized my patient,” and communicating that statement to other hospital staff; but the other comments made by the surgeon were statement of opinion and are not actionable, says a Roanoke City Circuit Court. Both plaintiff and ...

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