'Are You My Mother?': Judge Laments Med Mal 'Odyssey'

Law360 (July 30, 2019, 8:47 PM EDT) -- As a Seventh Circuit panel tossed a suit accusing the federal government of medical malpractice, a dissenting judge likened the pro se plaintiff's situation to that of the wide-eyed baby bird in the popular children's book "Are You My Mother?" and said the plaintiff should've been held to a more flexible standard.

A three-judge Seventh Circuit panel on Monday affirmed the dismissal of a suit accusing University of Illinois Mile Square Health Center, a federally funded health clinic, of botching Anna Chronis' gynecological procedure, which caused minor injuries and about $330 in medical expenses. The panel found 2-1 that Chronis failed...

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