Legal Pearls: Medical Malpractice Attorney’s Celebration Endangers Win for His Physician Client


    Ann W. Latner, JD

    A California medical malpractice defense attorney is facing backlash for statements he made as he celebrated winning the case for his client, who is a physician. The attorney was representing a gastroenterologist who was accused of negligently inserting a feeding tube, which perforated the colon of the patient, leading to the patient’s eventual death.

    What was the outcome of the trial?

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