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Treatment Decisions Targeted by Malpractice Suits


Dr Dillavou is a vascular surgeon at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) who was involved in a medical malpractice case. She shares her experiences as a defendant doctor to help others understand the legal process. Here, she describes the original case and its outcomes.  Case: A 32-year-old man presented emergently to UPMC's vascular surgery group at 10:00 on Friday evening. He reported having chronic worsening left foot and leg pain, swelling, rash, and eventua more...
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