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Duke Malpractice Claims


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2/6/2012
Brent Adams
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Eleven medical malpractice claims against a Duke University cancer researcher were recently settled. Each of the malpractice claims was settled for over $75,000. The claims arose out of treatment rendered to cancer patients.

Duke Cancer Research

Duke University researcher, Anil Potti, was the focus of an investigation two years ago, which concerned the academic legitimacy of his research of cancer. Potti resigned not long after the accusations were made. It wasn’t until now that he was formally found guilty of “unprofessional conduct.” The researcher was later accused of recommending certain types of drugs that were not as effective in helping cancer patients recover as other drugs that the doctor should have recommended.

False Claims

In addition to the settlements, research papers that Potti authored and published were retracted after it was revealed Potti falsely claimed to be a Rhodes Scholar, an international postgraduate award granted for a student to enroll at the University of Oxford. Just a month ago the football coach at Yale, Tom Williams, was found guilty of a similar claim: His resume stated he was a candidate for a Rhodes scholarship, but an investigation uncovered that Williams never even applied for the scholarship.

Duke Malpractice Claims

As one of the top medical facilities in the country, Duke performs an enormous number of surgeries and provides healthcare to millions of patients. Medical malpractice at Duke has made headlines for many years. Almost ten years ago the Triangle Business Journal, reported that “Duke Medical Center is the target of most lawsuits.” The article included a Duke malpractice case that involved a teenager who received a lung and heart transplant that didn’t match her blood type.

NC Negligent Healthcare

Anyone who experiences negligent healthcare treatment should learn their rights in a medical malpractice lawsuit. Medical malpractice attorneys in Raleigh, Fayetteville and Dunn with Brent Adams & Associates represent innocent patients who have suffered injuries due to defective drugs, misdiagnoses, wrong-site surgery or negligent healthcare.


Category: Medical Malpractice


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