The head of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute responds to the $13.5 million verdict awarded to a family during a malpractice trial:
We all know that cancer is a terrible disease that still claims far too many lives. Unfortunately, even as we work intensely to develop newer, more effective treatments, we aren’t always successful and complications can arise. That does not mean that we did anything wrong, something that juries less familiar with the complexities of cancer and cancer care don’t always appreciate.
topics: jury, health courts