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Physician blamed for failing to detect ruptured diaphragm – Defense Verdict (access required)

The 76-year-old decedent was involved in a motor vehicle accident on April 1 and was admitted to the hospital under the care of the defendant family care physician. Among other things, studies revealed a left pulmonary contusion, atelectasis of the left lung, compression fracture of the L4 vertebra and right rib fractures. The decedent subsequently developed ...