A famed Tampa surgeon being sued for a surgical complication

The story of a famed Tampa surgeon being sued for a surgical complication
This isn’t a case of weeding out bad doctors. From all accounts, this was one of the top surgeons in the area. Nor is this frivolous – the patient has suffered a terrible complication. Unfortunately, complications occur despite the best intentions.

I harken back to a previous quote: “Most of the problem is that medicine is by nature something less than an exact science – and our society can’t deal with that.”

Update:
The physician was cleared of malpractice. Now, there is no doubt that the patient suffered because of a bad medical outcome. This is where the no-fault concept would have come in handy.

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