Ann W. Latner, JD

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Whose standard of care applies?

A lawyer challenges the legitimacy of an expert’s opinion after an NP misses an incipient stroke. Mr. L, 37, was a nurse practitioner in the busy emergency department of a large hospital. He was on duty when a 56-year-old woman came in complaining of a headache that had lasted for two weeks, along with nausea…

Jury shows a bias for antibiotics

When a sinus infection wreaks havoc on a patient, a PA’s medical judgment means little to laymen. As a physician assistant in a small family practice, Ms. A, 42, was sometimes the only clinician available. Such was the case when Mrs. Z came to see her regular physician, Dr. L, and was treated by Ms.…

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