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2008-06-22 15:00:27

A New York doctor's sloppy penmanship put a patient's health at risk when he was given the incorrect medication for several months, a lawsuit contends. Jeffrey Deutchman, 55, of New York, allegedly received lithium carbonate, a medication typically used to treat manic depression, when he was supposed to get lanthanum carbonate for his kidney failure, court documents indicate. Dr. Heino Anto of Peninsula Hospital Center is accused of illegibly writing Deutchman's prescription in March...


Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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