JOHN MARTIN (Wilmington) obtained summary judgment in a medical malpractice case on behalf of a pediatrician. The plaintiff alleged the pediatrician, along with other health care providers, failed to recognize child abuse in a 6 year old boy who had suffered a wrist fracture. The child was discharged home, and later returned to the hospital with severe head injuries resulting from child abuse, leaving the child permanently brain damaged. The defendants filed a motion for summary judgment on the issue of foreseeability, which the trial court granted, dismissing the case.
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