Louisiana Malpractice Fund May Not Cover Claims Against Neurosurgeon

A Louisiana neurosurgeon may face multiple lawsuits after the fund that normally handles malpractice claims in the state said it might not cover the cases.

Dr. Ravish Patwardhan already has had to surrender his surgical privileges in September over concerns about the speed of his surgeries, the number of surgeries he performed annually and the amount of followup care he provided. Now the state’s compensation fund says that if it decides Patwardhan intentionally caused harm to patients, he’s on his own.

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