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Lawyers argue Patwardhan malpractice appeal

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A malpractice suit filed against a prominent Shreveport surgeon continues. 

Dr. Ravish Patwardhan's attorneys were in court Monday morning defending a previous jury decision.

The plaintiff in the case, Robin Fanguy, is appealing the jury decision that found Patwardhan liable of malpractice in her spinal surgery. 

However, the jury did not find him guilty of harm in the case.
 
Judges heard oral arguments in the appeal Monday, but didn't make a decision.

Attorney John Hammons said this trial is the first of many.

"We have five more set this year. One in February, March, April, September and October. These are the first cases that are actually going to be tried regarding the pattern of substandard care that we believe is evident from the overall findings that have been made in these matters," said Hammons.

According to Hammons, Patwardhan is being sued by more than 200 former patients.

A decision should be made on this appeal in the next 30 days.

 

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