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Maryland Surgeon Defeats Untimely Medical Malpractice Claim

Aug. 28, 2020, 2:01 PM

A patient lost her appeal in a suit against a Maryland surgeon who allegedly left a surgical clip in her because her claim filed 16 years later was untimely, a state appeals court said.

Linda Thomas alleged the surgical clip blocked the duct that transports urine from the kidney to the bladder, causing her injury. She complied with a state-law requirement to file a medical review commission complaint in 2016, then sued physician David Shear in 2017, though the surgery took place in 2000.

The Maryland Court of Special Appeals on Thursday rejected Thomas’ argument that she filed her complaint ...

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