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Reasonable-doctor test applies in medical-malpractice cases, Md. court says

Jurors in medical-malpractice cases must determine not how a reasonable person would have treated the patient but what a reasonable physician in the relevant specialty should have done, Maryland’s second-highest court has held in overturning a verdict against a neurosurgeon. While the “reasonable person” standard is generally appropriate in assessing negligence in personal-injury cases, specialized fields ...

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