Botched Spinal Surgery Suit Can Proceed, NY Court Says

Law360, Los Angeles (February 3, 2017, 10:30 PM EST) -- A New York state court has trimmed claims from a medical malpractice suit accusing a Mount Sinai Hospital doctor of botching a woman's spinal fusion surgery but allowed the case to move forward, saying the patient had plausibly alleged that improper surgical techniques were used.

New York County Supreme Court Justice Martin Shulman declined to dismiss patient Regina Kenny's negligence and medical malpractice claims based on allegedly improper techniques used by Mount Sinai doctors Samuel Cho and John M. Caridi during an April 2012 surgery, according to a summary judgment ruling dated Jan. 27 and published online Friday.

The justice said...

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