Needle in a haystack indeed. Apparently 32 physicians and specialists in rheumatology, gastroenterology, cardiology, radiology, surgery, neurology, internal medicine and dermatology weren’t enough to prevent this malpractice suit.
Once in trial, a paper written by a medical student brought down the defense – which missed a case of a rare parasite.
The defense responds with the “jury is stupid” comment:
Baylor College of Medicine physicians provided excellent care for the patient, who arrived critically ill with numerous life-threatening conditions. Though we do not agree with the decision, we recognize the challenges faced by the jury in understanding the complicated medical testimony presented in this case.”
(via a reader tip)