Posted by lida on .
who, if anyone, is at fault when a 21 year old injuries his finger and request that an orthopedic doctor perform the surgery. After a second surgery, circulation could not be restored and the finger had to be amputated. After the amputation, the patient had a higher percent of use of the hand than he did before surgery. The patient sued the doctor. Should the court find the doctor guilty of malpractice? Which five defenses of a medical malpractice case apply and which of the five defenses do not apply? Why?