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America Close Up (Medicine: Malpractice in the Military) #588816

NBC Evening News for Monday, Sep 28, 1992
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Statistics given on medical malpractice lawsuits.

(Los Angeles: George Lewis) Exemption of the military from medical malpractice suits featured; details given of three cases involving service people with medical complaints. [In Huntington Beach, California, former serviceman and basketball player Willie HARRIS - describes his pain and surgery.] [Injured gynecological patient Denise CHAFFEE - says her surgery left her in a comatose state.] [Army Major Michael Wall's widow Paulette WALL - describes her husband's death from a heart attack.] [Pentagon legal counsel Paul BEACH - says soldiers have never been permitted to sue the government.] Congress reported considering changing the law exempting the military from malpractice cases.

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Tomorrow's segment previewed.

Reporter(s):
Brokaw, Tom;
Lewis, George
Duration:
00:03:40

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