WILLIAM J. FRABLE, M.D.
To the editor: I have just finished giving expert testimony in a medical malpractice case involving a pathologist who apparently made an erroneous diagnosis of oat-cell carcinoma of the lung from a single bronchial brushing from a patient who had a peripheral lung mass. On the basis of that single positive report, an oncologist had submitted the patient for 14 months of chemotherapy. At that time, I reviewed the slides on referral and believed that they showed reserve cell hyperplasia.
I am writing specifically in regard to the expert testimony given by the plaintiff's witness, an assistant professor in pulmonary
Learn more about subscription options.
Register Now for a free account.
FRABLE WJ. Diagnostic Accuracy of Cytology in Oat-Cell Carcinoma. Ann Intern Med. 1984;100:918–919. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-100-6-918_2
Download citation file:
Published: Ann Intern Med. 1984;100(6):918-919.
Copyright © 2017 American College of Physicians. All Rights Reserved.
Print ISSN: 0003-4819 | Online ISSN: 1539-3704
Conditions of Use
This PDF is available to Subscribers Only