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jan 5, 1374 - First malpractice lawsuit Stratton v.s Swanlond

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This was the first recorded malpractice lawsuit. The accused physician claimed that he would be able to fix the patient's mangled hand without complications. The patient underwent the surgery but woke up with a hand more mangled than before. Because of the failure during the surgery, the patient filed the first recorded malpractice lawsuit.

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jan 5, 1374
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~ 645 years ago
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