NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Apr 10, 2002
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.
(Pendleton, SC: Jim Avila) The ability of disciplined doctors to practice surgery in good standing in other states examined; details given of the efforts to stop the practice and improve the tracking of disciplined doctors. [Patient Nellie DURHAM - says she thought Dr. David Vinson would have let her die.] [Nellie Durham's daughter Debra DURHAM - says Vinson took away her mother's health.] [Jury forewoman Jana MIZE - says the jury awarded high punitive damages in an effort to get Vinson out of business.] [Ohio State Medical Board executive director Tom DILLING - says malpractice action in and of itself is not grounds for discipline.] [People's Medical Society president Charles INLANDER - says the system for tracking problem doctors does not work well.]