NY Hospital's Experts Get Fatal Stroke Suit Dismissed

Law360 (March 5, 2020, 6:52 PM EST) -- A New York state appeals court has affirmed the dismissal of a suit accusing a hospital and doctors of failing to diagnose a man's stroke, which led to his death, saying the plaintiff's medical expert based his opinion on incorrect facts.

A four-judge Appellate Division panel on Wednesday unanimously affirmed a summary judgment ruling in favor of Maimonides Medical Center and four of its doctors in a suit accusing them of causing the 2009 death of patient Joseph Messeroux.

The panel rejected an appeal filed by Joseph's widow, Rose Messeroux, stating that after two medical experts for the health care providers...

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