Split Panel Allows Med Mal Suit Over Contraceptive Device to Proceed

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A split First Department panel allowed the lawsuit against Montefiore Medical Center, brought by a 17-year-old who suffered a pulmonary embolism and brain damage, to proceed based largely on a physician's statements that, "if the nurse practitioner had removed the NuvaRing, and referred plaintiff for further assessment, all of the subsequent injuries and complications suffered by plaintiff would have been avoided."

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