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Malpractice

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Girl At Center Of Supreme Court Ruling Dies

The 7-year-old Minnesota girl whose rare cancer led to a precedent-setting malpractice ruling by the state Supreme Court has died, according to the family’s attorney. Jocelyn Dickhoff was 2 weeks old when her parents took her to a doctor.

07/09/2013

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Supreme Court Creates ‘Loss Of Chance’ Doctrine

A Minnesota Supreme Court decision in the case of a little girl with cancer changes the way the state looks at medical malpractice claims. Friday’s ruling says a patient may recover damages when a doctor’s negligence causes that patient to lose a chance of recovery or survival. It comes in the case of a couple who claimed their daughter’s cancer would have been curable if diagnosed earlier.

05/31/2013

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ND Convict Sues His Public Defender For $5 Million

A North Dakota man sentenced to life in prison for his role in a drug ring is suing his public defender for $5 million.

08/16/2012