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Inmate paralysed after doctor fails to diagnose spinal injury

A 72 year old prison doctor had his medical license removed when it was found that his failure to diagnose and treat and inmate with spinal injury resulted in permanent paralysis. The man was injured after a fight with inmates. The doctor examined him and believed that he was faking his spinal injury. It was days later before he was finally taken to hospital and diagnosed and treated.

Source: summary of medical news story as reported by Monteroy Herald

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About: Inmate paralysed after doctor fails to diagnose spinal injury

Date: 8 October 2004

Source: Monteroy Herald

Author: Jonathan Segal

URL: http://www.montereyherald.com/mld/montereyherald/news/9868089.htm

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