FNC Evening News for Monday, Apr 19, 2004
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(Studio: Shepard Smith) Report introduced.
(Miami: Orlando Salinas) The controversy in Florida over some neurosurgeons’ efforts to reduce malpractice liability by turning away critically ill patients featured; details given about physicians’ claim that “frivolous” lawsuits are causing malpractice lawsuits to skyrocket; scenes shown from a physicians’ protest in Tallahassee, Florida. [Widowed husband Jim MASTERSON- describes his wife’s death from complications of a stroke and doctors’ refusal to operate on her.] [Neurosurgeons Jack FARKAS, Gary GIESEKE- discuss the impact of rising malpractice insurance.] [Attorney Marvin KURZBAN- says doctors who refuse to see emergency patients are criminals.]
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