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Case Overview

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Transcript of Case Overview

The Cause
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Surgeon disfigured her apperance
Cross contamination
Pathology Associates of Tyler, PA
Negligence of Doctor
VS.
Kim Tutt
Robert B. Wells, M.D. and Pathology Associates of Tyler, PA.
The Case
Kim Tutt
v.
Robert B. Wells, M.D. and Pathology Associates of Tyler, PA.
started 2000
Texas
Kim Tutt, 34 years old, healthy women, mother of 2 young sons
3 - 6 months to live
Diagnosed cancerous tumor called Neuro-endocrine Carcinoma
Underwent a 12hr surgical procedure to remove the cancerous tumor
3 month later Kim received a call from her surgeon
Charles Duane "Chuck" Cowan
Claims that
Negligent of the doctor is enormous
.
Case Conclusion Date: May 14, 2003
Defendent's Attorney
"Chuck Cowan" (Attorney)
Unneccessary Radical Jaw Surgery Case of Kim Tutt
Confidential Settlement in favor of Plaintiff ($250,000)

Attorney receives 30% of recovery for their services
Outcome
Public Citizen and Center For Justice and Democracy Forum on Malpractice
ATRA
Medical Malpractice NON-ECONOMIC DAMGES CAPS.
Clinical risk analysis under the law of
negligence: A new approach to medical negligence prevention.
References list
Edwards, A. (2006). MEDICAL MALPRACTICE NON-ECONOMIC DAMAGES CAPS. Harvard Journal On Legislation, 43(1), 213-230.
http://www.atra.org/issues/noneconomic-damages-reform
Qinghua, H. (2008). Clinical risk analysis under the law of negligence: A new approach to medical negligence prevention. International Journal Of Risk & Safety In Medicine, 20(4), 199-205. doi:10.3233/JRS-2008-0451

Non-Economic Damages
Personnel Opinion
Landmark Case? No
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