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Case Study: Barton v. Advanced Radiology P.A.



This case focuses on the Important issue of causation in medical malpractice cases. The court looks at the nuances of the differences between "but-for" causation and "proximate" causation.  Does negligence that increases chance of death of a person who later dies constitute causation or does the chance of death have to be brought from under 50% to over 50% due to the malpractice for proximate causation to have been met?  This case discusses this and other important considerations in medical malpractice cases.

The case can be found here:

https://mdcourts.gov/data/opinions/cosa/2020/1336s19.pdf