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No FTCA Suit Against Contract Doctor (access required)

A Roanoke U.S. District Court dismisses an estate’s medical malpractice action under the Federal Tort Claims Act because the physician who treated decedent at the Veteran Affairs Medical Center in Salem was an independent contractor, not an employee of the VA Center. The malpractice suit alleges negligence in treatment of decedent’s prostate cancer. According to the undisputed ...

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