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Doctor cleared of charges in stroke suit

A doctor has been cleared of malpractice after a jury found him not guilty of medical misconduct when he was charged with failing to provide adequate medical management for an undiagnosed stroke. The doctor assessed the plaintiff over the phone when he was brought to the hospital and vital information regarding the plaintiff's condition was omitted from a phone consultation between the doctor and a staff of the emergency department staff. This information included a facial droop, drowsiness, memory loss and confusion; the doctor did offer to admit him. The plaintiff was discharged home with aspirin, but later returned to the hospital when he suffered a progression of his stroke that left him wheelchair bound. The doctor stated that he could have done very little to prevent this progression that he had not already done.

Source: summary of medical news story as reported by Edwardsville Intelligencer

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About: Doctor cleared of charges in stroke suit

Date: 24 May 2005

Source: Edwardsville Intelligencer

Author: Steve Horrell

URL: http://www.goedwardsville.com/site/news.cfm?newsid=14579133&BRD=2291&PAG=461&dept_id=473648&rfi=6

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