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Cancer In A Transplant Kidney, Is It The Doctor’s Fault?

Wed, 07/14/2010 - 6:50am
Amy Tuteur, MD

May you never be an interesting case.

That’s a cautionary proverb familiar to medical professionals. While it’s bad to get sick, it’s much worse to get sick with something uncommon or unusual. The more fascinating a case is for doctors, the more difficult it is for patients. Difficult to diagnose, difficult to treat, and often difficult to survive.

Kenneth Liew was doubly unfortunate. He was an interesting medical case and an interesting legal case. Now he’s dead and a jury is currently deliberating who, if anyone, is at fault.

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