Pa. Court Says Expert Properly Nixed In Miscarriage Suit

By Y. Peter Kang (July 14, 2017, 6:57 PM EDT) -- A Pennsylvania appellate panel on Friday affirmed the dismissal of a suit accusing a physician of causing a woman's miscarriage by negligently prescribing a certain medication, saying the patient's expert witness was not qualified to testify under state law.

A three-judge Superior Court panel affirmed a trial judge's summary judgment ruling in favor of Dr. Elizabeth Wise and her practice group Lake Erie Obstetrics & Gynecology in a suit alleging that the obstetrician and gynecologist negligently prescribed an antibiotic called Flagyl to treat pregnant patient Beverly DeLeon's vaginal infection, which purportedly caused her to have a miscarriage five days later. The panel...

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