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Increasing Number of States Adopting “Loss of Chance” Medical Malpractice Lawsuits

Minnesota’s Supreme Court recently handed down a decision that makes it the twenty-third state to adopt “Loss of Chance” medical malpractice lawsuits.The “Loss of Chance” or “Lost Chance Doctrine” differs from standard medical malpractice lawsuits in that it allows a patient to sue if a doctor’s negligence brought an increased rate of mortality or otherwise-decreased…

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