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NJ Doctor Can't Escape Quest’s Claims In Cancer Death Suit

Law360 (March 4, 2019, 9:42 PM EST) -- Quest Diagnostics can continue with a third-party suit blaming a New Jersey gynecologist for a woman’s cancer death due to an untimely diagnosis, after a state appeals court ruled Monday that a precedential state high court ruling doesn’t bar the claims.

A two-judge Appellate Division panel affirmed a trial judge’s denial of a motion to dismiss filed by Dr. Jacinto Fernandez in a third-party lawsuit blaming the gynecologist for failing to timely diagnose patient Tania Mejia’s cervical cancer, which caused her December 2012 death six months after her eventual diagnosis. The underlying medical malpractice suit filed by the patient’s widower, Samuel...

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