Doctor Liable for Sleeping With Patient, but Fault Shared


It’s not funny but sometimes a good reminder of stupid things that can you one in trouble…………..A New York judge has upheld a $416,500 jury award in a malpractice action against a doctor accused of sleeping with a patient he treated for depression. However, the judge declined to strike the jury's 25 percent apportionment of responsibility to the plaintiff under the doctrine of comparative negligence. Plaintiff Kristin Kahkonen Dupree, a former model, visited family medicine practitioner James E. Giugliano for anxiety and depression after her infant daughter was diagnosed with cerebral palsy.

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