BOSTON (July 2, 2012) – The firm recently persuaded the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine to reject a complaint filed against a doctor who treated a man related to a heart disorder.
The Board of Registration determined that it would not recommend disciplinary action against the firm’s client, who had performed a cardiac catherization on the man in preparation for a surgical procedure conducted by a different doctor to repair a mitral valve.
The patient tolerated the cardiac catherization well and did not complain of any pain during the course of the procedure, which involved the insertion of a catheter in his right femoral artery. In follow-up visits, he did not complain of any chest pain, was able to walk freely and had no signs of swelling. The patient later complained that he had numbness and swelling in his right foot.
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Barton Gilman is one of New England’s leading civil litigation law firms with offices in Boston and Providence, including its active medical liability practice. Its experienced trial attorneys appear regularly in the federal and state courts of Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut. The Providence Business News has named the firm five consecutive years as one of Rhode Island’s Best Places to Work (2008–2012).