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Dr. James Shortt

This is a settlement for the Medical Malpractice lawsuit.

In 2004, Mike Bate died of prostrate cancer while under the care of Dr. James Shortt. He went to Shortt for treatment in November 2003 and the alternative medicine doctor allegedly gave him intravenous hydrogen-peroxide treatments and falsely diagnosed him as having Lyme disease. In June 2004, Shortt prescribed testosterone, which caused Bate's prostate cancer to advance and resulted in his death about six weeks later. Bate's widow Janet filed two lawsuits; one contending Shortt was negligent in her husband's death and a second lawsuit filed by Bate on her own behalf seeking damages for negligence and outrage. A proposed settlement of up to $400,000 would be covered by Shortt's medical malpractice insurance, which provides a maximum of $200,000 coverage in each lawsuit. (Jul-19-06) [THE STATE]

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Published on Jul-24-06


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