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No biopsy performed to test for autoimmune hepatitis – $780,000 Settlement (access required)

A 60-year-old African American male was referred by his primary care physician to the defendant, a gastroenterologist, for evaluation of chronically elevated liver enzymes. As part of the evaluation, laboratory tests were ordered, which excluded viral hepatitis, certain genetic disorders, and hepatotoxicity as causes of the decedent’s elevated liver enzymes. Follow-up laboratory tests were ordered, including ...

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